Perez was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Perez's return gives the Rays three catchers -- Travis d'Arnaud and Mike Zunino being the other two -- and offers manager Kevin Cash a left-handed option at the position. While he's expected to see occasional starts versus righties, Toribio reports Perez is mainly expected to serve as a defensive option behind the pair of veterans he's backing up.
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Durham following Saturday's loss to Toronto, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Perez joined the Rays prior to Friday's contest but did not see the field during his two-day stay in the majors. The Rays will likely bring up a reliever Sunday to bolster their bullpen depth.
Perez was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Perez is taking the roster spot of Blake Snell (elbow), who was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. The 26-year-old will provide the Rays will additional depth at catcher, as Travis d'Arnaud has seen playing time at first base as of late. Perez was slashing .256/.370/.385 in 46 plate appearances in the majors before being sent down June 10.
Perez is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Durham prior to Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Perez will likely serve as the backup catcher behind Mike Zunino, especially with Travis d'Arnaud seeing more playing time at first base. Perez has put together a .231/.317/.481 slash line with seven homers and 27 RBI over 32 games at Triple-A this season.
Perez (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
It had seemed likely that Perez would reclaim his roster spot as the backup catcher behind Mike Zunino once healthy, but he won't get the chance to do that just yet. Travis d'Arnaud, who owns a .256/.323/.481 slash line in 19 games with the Rays, will keep the job instead, with Perez seemingly waiting for an injury to open up a spot on the roster.
Perez (oblique) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run in Triple-A Durham's win over Gwinnett on Friday.
Perez was replaced behind the dish after six innings by Dashenko Ricardo, as he'd already logged a full game's worth of at-bats due to the Bulls' offensive success. The rehabbing catcher is hitting .462 over his four minor-league games and could potentially be activated early in the coming week.
Perez (oblique) went 2-for-3 in High-A Charlotte's loss to Dunedin on Tuesday.
Earlier Tuesday, the Rays announced Perez would remain on his rehab assignment for a few additional days due to some lingering discomfort in his oblique. However, the backstop took another positive step back toward full health with Tuesday's effort, which saw him log another seven full frames behind the dish before being replaced by Joey Roach. If he remains free of any setbacks, Perez could potentially find himself back with the big-league club at some point this coming weekend or early next week.
Perez is expected to remain on a rehab assignment for a while longer, as his oblique issue is still lingering, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Perez looked decent at the plate in his first rehab game Sunday with High-A Charlotte, but the Rays have no intention of rushing him back, especially considering his oblique strain is still giving him some problems. Mike Zunino and Travis d'Arnaud will continue to handle the catching duties until Perez is activated.
Perez (oblique) went 1-for-2 with a run in High-A Charlotte's loss to St. Lucie on Sunday.
Perez played five innings behind the dish before being replaced by Joey Roach. The 26-year-old backstop may need only one more rehab game before potentially being activated for the start of a three-game road series against the Tigers on Tuesday.
Perez (oblique) took batting practice against teammate Anthony Banda (elbow) in Port Charlotte on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Perez made steady progress throughout the last few days, and Saturday was another step towards getting back into game action. Assuming there are no setbacks stemming from his latest activity, the young backstop could begin a brief rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte as soon as Sunday.
Perez (oblique) is expected to have his minor-league rehab assignment set by the end of the weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Perez has been making deliberate but steady progress since first getting sidelined in early May. The backstop may only need a handful of minor-league games before being deemed ready for activation. Perez figures to slot back into the left-handed side of a platoon behind the dish alongside Mike Zunino, who just returned to action from a quadriceps injury Friday.
Perez (oblique) will take batting practice Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Perez has been out with an oblique strain since early May but says he now feels 90-to-95-percent healthy. He's expected to begin a rehab assignment over the weekend if all goes well until then. Fellow catcher Mike Zunino (quadriceps) is expected to begin a rehab assignment around the same time.
Perez (oblique) is doing some catching and has been limited to hitting off a tee thus far in his rehab, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Perez is still feeling some discomfort when swinging and so he has not progressed past tee work. However, Toribio relays that Perez still feels he can be ready for activation within the next couple of weeks, although he'll naturally have to make significant progress over that span with respect to his ability to swing a bat unencumbered.
Perez (oblique) is making progress but remains weeks away from getting back on the field, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Initial reports when Perez landed on the injured list with a right oblique strain suggested that Perez would miss 2-to-3 weeks, but it's now been over a week and the timeline appears to be roughly the same. With Mike Zunino (quadriceps) also injured, the Rays have since acquired both Travis d'Arnaud and Erik Kratz, so it's unclear where exactly a healthy Perez would fit in the pecking order.
The Rays placed Perez (oblique) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Perez labeled his right oblique strain as mild and hopes to return from the IL in 2-to-3 weeks.
Nick Ciuffo was called up from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move and will serve as the No. 2 catcher behind Mike Zunino while Perez is sidelined. Perez has supplied a .755 OPS in 46 plate appearances this season while occupying the short end of a platoon behind the dish.
Updating an earlier report, Perez (oblique) is being medically evaluated and could potentially end up on the injured list according to manager Kevin Cash, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Perez was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to right oblique tightness. The 26-year-old has served as the backup to Mike Zunino, seeing action in 15 games overall this season.
Perez was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks due to right oblique tightness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The severity of the injury is not yet clear. Mike Zunino gets the start behind the plate.
Perez is on the bench for Monday's game against the Royals, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Perez drew three consecutive starts behind the plate over the weekend against the Red Sox while Mike Zunino was away from the team to witness the birth of his child. Now back in Tampa Bay after taking a few days to celebrate the new addition to his family, Zunino will step back in as the team's top backstop, relegating Perez to the No. 2 role.
Perez will start at catcher and bat ninth Saturday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Perez will be behind the plate for the second day in a row following Mike Zunino's placement on the paternity list. Zunino is scheduled to rejoin Tampa Bay no later than Monday, so Perez's heightened workload will come to an end quickly.
Perez went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run in a win over the Astros on Saturday.
Perez made good use of his first start of the season, flashing the same hot bat he did during Grapefruit League play. While Mike Zunino will see the bulk of playing time behind the dish this season, Perez still projects for a fair share of opportunities, considering Zunino hasn't played more than 124 games in any of his six major-league seasons to date.
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