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Roberto Pérez
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Pérez batting for the Lake County Captains, single-A affiliates of the Cleveland Indians, in
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Cleveland Indians – No. 55
Catcher
Born: (1988-12-23) December 23, 1988 (age 27)
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 10, 2014 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through May 12, 2015)
Batting average .227
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 11
Teams

Roberto Pérez (born December 23, 1988) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career

Pérez was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 29th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of Eugenio Maria De Hostos High School in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He did not sign and attended Florida Gateway College. He was then drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 33rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Pérez played while suffering from bell's palsy during the 2013 season.[1][2]

Pérez was called up to the majors for the first time on July 8, 2014.[3] He had his first major league hit two days later against the New York Yankees.[4]

Personal

Pérez has one star tattoo on each hand, representing his mother and his son. His mother's name is tattooed on his right wrist.[5]

References

  1. ^ Bastian, Jordan (April 27, 2014). "Prospect Perez played through Bell's palsy". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ Massie, Jim (May 13, 2014). "Clippers: Bell’s palsy catches Perez off guard". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bastian, Jordan; Shirkey, Alec (July 8, 2014). "Indians call up catcher Perez from Triple-A". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ Shirkey, Alec (July 10, 2014). "Replay gives Tribe's Perez first big league homer". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ Fagerstrom, August (May 8, 2015). "Tribe's Perez always has mom in his heart". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 

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