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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
22-13 5-5 W1
19-15 5-5 W2
15-19 5-5 W2
13-20 4-6 W2
9-26 6-4 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .233 2 8 .700 0

Top Roberto Perez News

  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Moves to 60-day IL

    The Pirates transferred Perez (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday.

    Other than characterizing the hamstring injury Perez sustained Saturday as significant or severe, the Pirates brass has yet to provide any sort of timeline for the catcher's return to the lineup. Perez's move to the 60-day IL at least ensures that he'll be on the shelf until early July, and it wouldn't be surprise if the Pirates went ahead and held him out through the All-Star break. Michael Perez and Andrew Knapp are expected to share work behind the dish while the Pirates' No. 1 backstop is sidelined.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Facing extended absence

    Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that Perez's strained left hamstring is on the "more severe side of things," suggesting that the catcher could be in store for a long-term stay on the injured list, Josh Rowntree of TribLive.com reports.

    Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette adds that Perez was spotted walking around the Pittsburgh clubhouse Sunday with the aid of crutches, which seemingly supports Cherington's comments about the veteran backstop being at risk of an extended absence. A clear timeline for Perez's return may not emerge until the results of his MRI are known, but Andrew Knapp is expected to be the first man up to step in as the Pirates' No. 1 catcher. Pittsburgh also called up Michael Perez from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday to add depth behind the plate.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Dealing with hamstring discomfort

    Perez's early exit from the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds was due to left hamstring discomfort, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Perez's exit left Josh VanMeter to serve as the emergency catcher for the end of the game after Andrew Knapp was ejected from the dugout. Knapp will presumably start the nightcap behind the plate while the Pirates determine how serious Perez's injury is.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Heads to injured list

    Perez was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a strained left hamstring.

    Perez exited the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds with what was originally called left hamstring discomfort, but considering that he had to be helped off the field, it's no surprise to see his diagnosis already updated to something more serious. He doesn't yet have a clear return date but will be out for at least 10 days, with Michael Perez joining the active roster to split time at catcher with Andrew Knapp.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: On bench for nightcap

    Perez (hamstring) isn't starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.

    Perez had to be helped off the field during Saturday's matinee due to left hamstring discomfort, and he was seen using a crutch after the game. It seems unlikely that he'll be available off the bench in the nightcap, so Josh VanMeter will likely serve as the emergency catcher behind starter Andrew Knapp.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Helped off field

    Perez was removed from the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds in the top of the eighth inning due to an apparent left leg injury, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Perez slipped on second base while attempting to run from first to third in the top of the eighth inning, and he struggled to put much weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field. Prior to his departure, he went 2-for-3 with a run and a strikeout. Andrew Knapp was ejected from Saturday's matinee while in the dugout, so Josh VanMeter is expected to take over behind the dish for the remainder of the game.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Takes seat Friday

    Perez isn't starting Friday against Cincinnati, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Perez started in three of the last four games and went 3-for-11 with a homer, two runs and two RBI. Andrew Knapp will start behind the dish and bat ninth.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Retreats to bench

    Perez isn't starting the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

    Perez started in the last two games and went 2-for-7 with a run, an RBI and two strikeouts. Andrew Knapp will start behind the plate and bat ninth in Wednesday's matinee.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Not in Friday's lineup

    Perez isn't starting Friday against the Padres.

    The 33-year-old was initially scheduled to get a day off Thursday before Andrew Knapp was scratched from the lineup due to an illness. Perez will retreat to the bench in Friday's series opener since Knapp is starting behind the dish and batting ninth.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Resting Thursday

    Perez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Brewers.

    Perez will get a breather for the matinee contest after he started behind the plate in Wednesday night's 3-1 loss, in addition to starting the two previous games. No. 2 backstop Andrew Knapp will step in as the Pirates' catcher, forming a battery with starting pitcher Jose Quintana.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Starting after all

    Perez is now set to start at catcher and hit ninth in Thursday's game against the Brewers, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Perez was scheduled to receive a breather for the day game after the night game, but he was pressed into action on short notice after Andrew Knapp was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to an illness. Assuming Knapp is feeling better Friday, Perez could get a day off in the Pirates' series opener with the Padres.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Knocks in pair

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI on Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Perez enjoyed one of his more productive performances of the season, which began with an RBI double in the second inning. He later grounded into a fielder's choice in the final frame to knock in his second run. Perez is hitting only .231 on the season, though he has collected at least one hit in three of his last four starts, and he also boasts a .362 on-base percentage.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Launches first homer

    Perez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two additional RBI during Friday's 4-2 win against the Cubs.

    The veteran backstop delivered a two-run single during the second inning and followed with a solo homer in the fifth to power Pittsburgh's offense. Perez was 0-for-10 with six strikeouts over his past five games entering the series in Chicago, but he's 3-for-6 with a home run, a walk, three RBI and two runs through two games versus the Cubs.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Resting for series finale

    Perez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

    The Pirates are wrapping up their series in Milwaukee with an afternoon game after a night game, so Perez will receive a breather after catching in each of the past three days. Andrew Knapp checks in for Perez behind the dish.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Expected back Sunday

    Perez (quadriceps) is expected to return to the lineup Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Perez was hit in his left quadriceps by a foul ball Friday and was out of the lineup Saturday. That move was made out of precaution due to the lack of catching depth within the organization. The issue is not believed to be serious. Andrew Knapp would be the playing time beneficiary if Perez is out longer than expected, or if the team opts to give him continued rest.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Back in action

    Perez (quadriceps) will start at catcher and bat seventh Sunday against the Nationals.

    Perez was withheld from action in Saturday's 6-4 win due to a bruised left quad, but he may have been scheduled to get a rest day anyway after he started both of the Pirates' previous two contests. The day out of the lineup was apparently enough to resolve Perez's quad issue, as he'll check back in behind the dish for the series finale while forming a battery with starting pitcher Jose Quintana.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Day-to-day with bruised quadriceps

    Perez is considered day-to-day after getting hit in his left quadriceps by a foul ball Friday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Perez hasn't been diagnosed with anything worse than a contusion, but he could still get a day or two to rest. Andrew Knapp will take over behind the plate Saturday against Washington.

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  • Pirates' Roberto Perez: Takes seat Wednesday

    Perez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

    Perez is getting a breather due to the Pirates and Cubs closing their series with a game that begins at 12:35 p.m. ET. Andrew Knapp will step in for Perez and form a battery with starting pitcher Zach Thompson.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Age: 33
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R