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29-46 4-6 W1
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2022 Batting

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Batting Average
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OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .129 3 6 .413 1

Top Michael Perez News

  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Resting Tuesday

    Perez will be on the bench Tuesday against the Nationals.

    Perez and Tyler Heineman appear to be in a platoon behind the plate at the moment. Perez has started against the last five righties the Pirates have faced, while Heineman's start here against southpaw Patrick Corbin means he's gotten the nod against three straight lefties.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Day off Sunday

    Perez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Perez started the first two games of the series and will receive Sunday off after going 1-for-7 with a run. Tyler Heineman will start behind the plate for Pittsburgh in the series finale.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Sitting Thursday

    Perez is not in the starting lineup Thursday versus the Cubs.

    Perez will sit Thursday after he went 2-for-8 with a solo home run over the last two contests. Tyler Heineman will take over behind the plate and bat eighth in the series finale.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Pops third homer

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Cubs.

    The 29-year-old backstop took Matt Swarmer deep in the second inning as the Pirates raced out to an early lead. Perez has three homers in 72 plate appearances on the season, but occasional pop is all he offers, and his .435 OPS is somehow even worse than his career .539 mark.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Perez isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

    Perez has lost out on playing time recently, and he'll be held out of the lineup for the fifth time in the last seven games. Tyler Heineman will start behind the dish and bat ninth.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Not starting against lefty

    Perez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Perez broke an 0-for-16 slump by going 1-for-4 with an RBI during Monday's victory, but he'll take a seat Tuesday with southpaw Julio Urias pitching for Los Angeles. Tyler Heineman will work behind the plate and bat eighth.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Sitting out Sunday

    Perez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game in San Diego.

    The lefty-hitting Perez will take a seat for the third time in four games, paving the way for the switch-hitting Tyler Heineman to pick up another turn behind the dish. The Pirates have faced left-handed starting pitchers twice during the past three contests, so that could explain why Perez was passed over for the start in favor of Heineman. The two backstops may continue to work in a platoon for Pittsburgh, with neither representing an especially appealing fantasy option.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: On bench Friday

    Perez is out of the lineup for Friday's game at San Diego.

    Perez is 1-for-24 with nine strikeouts and three walks in his past eight appearances, and he finds himself on the bench Friday for the second straight game. Tyler Heineman will receive another start behind the plate in his place.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Out of lineup Wednesday

    Perez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale versus the Rockies.

    After going 0-for-6 over the last two contests, Perez will receive a day off Wednesday. Tyler Heineman will get the start at catcher and bat ninth in the game.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Riding pine Sunday

    Perez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Perez will hit the bench after he caught both of the Pirates' first two games of the series with the Cardinals, going hitless across seven at-bats. Tyler Heineman will replace Perez behind the dish in the series finale.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Riding pine Wednesday

    Perez isn't starting Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Perez started in the last three games and went 1-for-7 with two walks and a strikeout. Tyler Heineman will start behind the dish and bat eighth.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Not in lineup

    Perez is on the bench Saturday against Cincinnati.

    Perez began the year in the minors but seems to have leapt over Andrew Knapp into the starting role with Roberto Perez (hamstring) on the injured list. He started five of the last six games prior to Saturday's contest, but it will be Knapp behind the plate this time around.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Resting Wednesday

    Perez is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Dodgers.

    Perez went 2-for-10 with two homers and three RBI in three games after having his contract selected by the Pirates on May 7, but he'll get a breather Wednesday. With Roberto Perez (hamstring) being moved to the 60-day injured list, the 29-year-old is in line to get a lot of run behind the plate for the foreseeable future. Andrew Knapp is starting at catcher and batting ninth in the series finale Wednesday.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Homers again

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday against the Dodgers.

    Perez started behind the plate for the second consecutive day, even with lefty Julio Urias on the mound. Perez ended the southpaw's outing with his second home run of the season -- and second in as many days -- to lead off the seventh inning. He should continue to see significant playing time with Roberto Perez (hamstring) sidelined, though Andrew Knapp will also see plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Slugs first homer

    Perez went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk Sunday against the Reds.

    Recalled the prior day, Perez took Tyler Mahle deep in the second inning to record his first homer of the season. While Andrew Knapp is likely to take over as the primary catcher in Pittsburgh, Perez should serve as the backup with Roberto Perez (hamstring) sidelined for a significant period.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Contract selected by Pirates

    Perez's contract was selected by the Pirates on Saturday.

    Perez was reassigned to minor-league camp prior to the regular season, and he hit .294 with a double, three runs and two RBI over eight games at Triple-A Indianapolis to begin the year. He'll serve as depth at catcher after Roberto Perez (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Misses out on Opening Day roster

    The Pirates reassigned Perez to minor-league camp Tuesday.

    Perez was one of three non-roster catchers who was sent to minor-league camp Tuesday, leaving the Pirates without an obvious No. 2 option behind top backstop Roberto Perez with Opening Day just two days away. Pittsburgh will most likely explore the trade and free-agent markets for another option to slot behind Roberto Perez on the depth chart.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Clears waivers

    Perez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Perez was cast off the Pirates' 40-man roster last week but will remain in the organization after he went unclaimed on waivers. The 29-year-old appeared in 70 major-league games during the 2021 campaign, and he'll likely compete for a spot on the active roster during spring training in 2022.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Designated for assignment

    Perez was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Friday.

    Perez had an inconsistent role for the Pirates in 2021, and he'll now lose his spot on the 40-man roster to make room for several prospects. The 29-year-old appeared in 70 games last year and hit .143 with seven home runs, 21 RBI and 19 runs.

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  • Pirates' Michael Perez: Back to No. 2 role

    Perez will start at catcher and bat seventh Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Though he'll be behind the plate Wednesday, Perez was on the bench for Tuesday's 8-6 win after Jacob Stallings (concussion) was reinstated from the injured list prior to the contest. Stallings is expected to reclaim the No. 1 catcher job now that he's healthy again, so Perez is likely looking at no more than two starts over the Pirates' final four contests following Wednesday's game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Age: 29
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, R