The A’s announced they’ve selected catcher Carlos Pérez onto the 40-man roster. Oakland already had a 40-man vacancy following yesterday’s trade of outfielder Cristian Pache to Philadelphia.
Pérez, 32, signed a minor league deal with Oakland a couple weeks ago. He breaks camp as the backup to Shea Langeliers after the expected #2 backstop, Manny Piña, was sent to the injured list by right wrist pain. The A’s needed to add another catcher to the 40-man roster, and the veteran earned the job over former fourth-round pick Kyle McCann.
A right-handed hitter, Pérez has played 212 MLB games with the Angels, Braves and Rangers. He’s a career .215/.257/.319 hitter over 670 plate appearances. That came from 2015-18, so this’ll be his first big league action in nearly a half-decade. Pérez spent last year in Triple-A with the Rockies, where he connected on 31 home runs with a .254/.341/.524 line in 117 games.
Carlos hit the crap out of the ball in Albuquerque last year. Catchers sometimes develop a feel for hitting very late.
His .215 average ought to excite a’s fans (both of them).
Blake Henderson, the famous actor who starred in Workaholics is a massive A’s fan.
Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows had season tickets to the A’s growing up.
MC Hammer was a batboy for the A’s and is a massive A’s fan.
I also, am an A’s fan.
That’s 4 people. Blowing away your “both of them” joke. Boom. Incinerated. Go to heaven.
And I am too. Thats 5.
Boom. Indicated. Do not pass Go.