Perez's $5.5 million team option for 2021 was picked up by Cleveland on Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Perez sustained a right wrist contusion during Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series, but it's unlikely that the issue will impact his offseason plans as he prepares for another season with Cleveland. The 31-year-old also missed time earlier in the season with a shoulder injury, but he served as the primary catcher when he was healthy, slashing .165/.264/.216 with five RBI over 32 games.
Perez was removed from Wednesday's Game 2 against the Yankees with a right wrist contusion, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Perez went 2-for-3 with one RBI and was also hit by a pitch before exiting the contest. The severity of the injury remains unclear, so the 31-year-old should be considered day-to-day until the team updates his status.
Perez will sit Friday against the Pirates.
Perez hits the bench after starting four straight games and seven of the last eight. Sandy Leon will catch Carlos Carrasco in his absence.
Perez is not in the lineup Sunday at Detroit.
Perez started the past three games and will receive the day off after going 2-for-10 with three walks. Sandy Leon will take over behind the plate and bat eighth in Sunday's series finale.
Perez (shoulder) is starting Thursday against the Tigers.
Perez sat out Thursday's game with right shoulder discomfort, but he'll return to the lineup just one game later for the series opener against the Tigers. The 31-year-old went 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts over his last four games.
Perez isn't starting Wednesday against the Cubs due to a right shoulder injury, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old spent time on the injured list earlier in the season with a right shoulder strain, and he's apparently still dealing with some of the effects of that injury. The initial injury presented more of a hindrance on throws, but the current issue is presenting problems on swings. Temporary manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said Perez will need to find a way to work through the discomfort, or he'll end up receiving a couple days off to recover. The team hopes he'll be ready to rejoin the lineup Thursday in Detroit.
Perez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
Perez is 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts over his past four games and will take a seat in the series finale. Austin Hedges receives the start Wednesday behind the plate for Cleveland.
Perez is not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins.
With Cleveland carrying three catchers, Perez's workload has been cut slightly. Sandy Leon will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Perez isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Royals.
Perez will take a seat Thursday for the fourth time in the past seven games. Cleveland currently has three catchers on the active roster, so Perez could continue to see inconsistent playing time going forward.
Perez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals.
With Cleveland carrying three catchers, Perez may only start three or four days per week going forward. Sandy Leon is behind the dish and batting eighth in this one.
Perez (shoulder) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.
Right shoulder fatigue forced Perez to the bench for a few days, but he's back Sunday, catching for ace Shane Bieber. Perez has been unable to capture the same magic he had last year, slashing just .167/.286/.250 with one homer through 16 games this season.
Perez (shoulder) isn't in Saturday's lineup against Milwaukee.
Perez will sit for a second consecutive game after he was removed from Wednesday's contest with right shoulder fatigue. Sandy Leon will start behind the plate Saturday.
Perez (shoulder) is not in the lineup Friday against the Brewers.
The 31-year-old was removed from Wednesday's contest with right shoulder fatigue and won't return to the lineup Friday. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, though Perez did miss time with a strain in the same shoulder earlier this season. Austin Hedges will take over behind the plate for Cleveland.
Perez was removed from Wednesday's game against the Royals with right shoulder fatigue, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old missed the about three weeks after suffering a right shoulder strain in late July, so Cleveland is liable to remain cautious with any issues in the same area. Perez will have Thursday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before potentially missing any games, but a potential aggravation of his previous injury is a problematic development.
Perez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and one scored Tuesday against the Royals.
Perez delivered his first home run of the season in the second inning, taking Matt Harvey deep for a two-run shot. He's been poor at the plate to this point in the campaign, as he's managed just a .170/.291/.255 line across 55 plate appearances. Given Cleveland's recent acquisition of Austin Hedges, Perez could also be pushed for playing time.
Perez isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals.
Perez reached base four times and knocked in one run Friday, but he'll retreat to the bench for the second game of the series. Sandy Leon will start behind the dish.
Perez went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's 14-2 win over the Cardinals.
All three of Perez's hits were singles, and the one he had in the sixth inning scored Carlos Santana. The 31-year-old Perez is slashing only .167/.318/.167 with two RBI and a run scored in 11 games. He will typically share catching duties with Sandy Leon.
Perez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Perez will take a seat after starting behind the dish in four of the Tribe's five games since he was reinstated from the injured list Thursday. Backup Beau Taylor will serve as the Indians' catcher in the series finale.
Perez is not starting Thursday against the Pirates.
Perez, who returned from the injured list earlier in the week, will head to the bench after starting the past two games and going 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts. Beau Taylor is starting behind the dish Thursday.
Perez (shoulder) was activated from the injured list as expected Tuesday and will bat eighth and start behind the plate against the Pirates.
Perez lasted just three games this season before being sidelined with a shoulder strain. He'll be Cleveland's primary catcher going forward, especially with Sandy Leon heading to the family medical emergency list in a corresponding move.
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