The Indians have reinstated catcher Roberto Perez from the injured list, per Zack Meisel of The Athletic. They recalled outfielder Greg Allen in a corresponding move.
Perez hasn’t played since July 28, after which he landed on the shelf with a right shoulder injury. The Indians have had to turn to Sandy Leon and Beau Taylor behind the plate in Perez’s absence, and the results haven’t been pretty.
Although the Indians have gotten off to a good start at 13-9, their catchers have hit a shockingly ineffective .088/.225/.147 in 80 plate appearances. Some of that has been Perez’s doing, though he only took 11 PA prior to his injury. And Perez was one of the game’s top all-around catchers just last season, when he put up respectable offense (.239/.321/.452 with 24 home runs in 449 trips to the plate), threw out a league-high 41 percent of would-be base thieves and earned excellent marks as a framer.
Leon, meanwhile, will miss at least the next few days, Meisel reports. He’s going on temporary leave to tend to a family matter.
At first I thought activate said acquire and I was like is there so many players on the IL they started a team o of the IL?
Glad he is back. I am hoping the tribe can make a deal with Baltimore for severino or Chicago go McCann, but glad berto is back. Would love to see a severino/Santander/tanner Scott trade, but would cost a lot of our future.
The Indians don’t need Severino; they just need Perez to come back healthy and be who he was last year. Leon is a terrible hitter, but they acquired him to play once or twice a week, and in that role he’s serviceable because of his defense. He’s just terrible as an everyday player.
I’d love Santander back though. I was surprised that Baltimore picked him when he was still so low in the minors, but he’s become a really solid hitter and the Indians could slide him perfectly into their lineup.
Yea 8 hr and 24 rbis so far, would be nice to have in the line up. Hats off to whoever in Baltimore saw he would be this without ever seeing him play above a ball.
I thought for sure when they selected him in the rule 5 draft we would get him back. Who keeps a guy from a ball on the roster for a whole year?
Yeah I assumed he’d be returned too. I’m shocked he wasn’t, but in hindsight I wish he was.
How is recalling a guy a “corresponding move” to activating a guy from the IL? Seems like they need to send 2 guys down to make room.
They did. Mercado got optioned and Leon is away from the team for a few days.