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Orioles' Michael Perez: Signs MiLB deal with O's
Perez signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Saturday, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.
Perez appeared in three games last season for the Mets, going 4-for-8 while coming across to score once. Perez will offer organizational depth at Triple-A Norfolk after slashing .204/.309/.352 with 27 RBI in the minors in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Michael Perez: Chooses free agency
Perez elected free agency Tuesday.
Perez was placed on outright waivers by the Mets on Friday and went unclaimed. The 31-year-old catcher owns a career .179/.248/.306 big-league batting line and will likely have to settle for a minor-league contract this winter.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Loses 40-man spot
Perez was placed on outright assignment waivers Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
As part of a mass-clearing of the Mets' 40-man roster, Perez will join five other players on the waiver wire. Perez spent most of 2023 in Triple-A, slashing .204/.309/.352 across 270 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Recalled from Syracuse
The Mets recalled Perez from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday.
Perez will come up from the minors to give the Mets a bench bat as Brandon Nimmo (shoulder) lands on the injured list. Perez played two games with the Mets in May, going 4-for-7 with a run scored. With Francisco Alvarez and Omar Narvaez already on the big-league roster, Perez's chances of starting one of New York's final games are low.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Sent back to Triple-A
The Mets optioned Perez to Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.
Perez was only up in the majors for one day and did not make an appearance. The 30-year-old catcher has batted .210/.326/.318 with four homers and 17 RBI in 48 games this season at the Triple-A level.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Back in New York
The Mets recalled Perez from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Perez is slashing just .209/.326/.318 through 176 plate appearances in the minors this season. He will be called up to provide extra depth behind Francisco Alvarez and Omar Narvaez, and he is unlikely to see many opportunities at the plate with the Mets.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Optioned to Triple-A
The Mets optioned Perez to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.
Gary Sanchez has been selected to the major-league roster in a corresponding move to back up Francisco Alvarez at catcher and likely also cycle in at DH. Perez was 4-for-7 (.571) during his one-week stay with New York.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Joins team in Cincinnati
The Mets selected Perez's contract from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Mike Puma of the New York Post notes that Tomas Nido is not listed on the Mets' depth chart, so it appears Perez is taking his roster spot. Perez has batted just .153/.261/.254 with two home runs at Triple-A Syracuse this season.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Re-signed by Mets
Perez re-signed with the Mets on a minor-league contract Thursday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Perez was acquired from the Pirates last midseason and later elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster, but he's now back with the organization on a minor-league pact. The 30-year-old sports a career .545 OPS over parts of five big-league seasons.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Moved off 40-man roster
The Mets outrighted Perez to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.
Perez was designated for assignment one day after the Mets' Oct. 5 regular-season finale, but he'll stick in the organization for the time being after going unclaimed off waivers. The 30-year-old backstop saw 45 games at the big-league level between the Mets and Pirates in 2022, slashing .149/.214/.298 across 132 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Sent back to Syracuse
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Perez had been with the team since mid-August, going 2-for-14 at the plate in six games. The Mets will go with the usual two catchers (James McCann and Tomas Nido) for now, clearing space for reliever Tommy Hunter (back) to return from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Back with big club
Perez was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Perez was dealt from the Pirates to the Mets at the end of July, but this will be his first opportunity to debut with his new club. He slashed .150/.209/.318 with six homers, 11 RBI and one stolen base through 39 games with Pittsburgh prior to the trade. Perez figures to serve as the backup catcher after Tomas Nido was placed on the COVID-19 injured list earlier in the day.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Sent to Triple-A
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse by the Mets on Sunday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
The Mets acquired Perez from the Pirates on Saturday, but he won't immediately join the big-league club. The 29-year-old struggled offensively for Pittsburgh this season with a .150/.209/.318 slash line, six home runs and 11 RBI in 39 games.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Perez: Loses roster spot
Perez was designated for assignment Friday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on July 15 and will lose his spot on the 40-man roster to make way for the activation of Greg Allen (hamstring). Jason Delay and Tyler Heineman will remain the top options behind the dish in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Michael Perez: Traded to Mets
Perez was traded from the Pirates to the Mets on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
Perez was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Friday, but he'll quickly find a new organization. He'll join the Mets' active roster as additional depth behind the plate since James McCann (oblique) and Tomas Nido (hand) are banged up. Travis Blankenhorn was designated for assignment to make room for Perez on the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Perez: Optioned to Indianapolis
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Perez had alternated starts behind the dish in recent matchups but will head to the minors after Tyler Heineman was reinstated from the family medical emergency list Friday. Perez should see more consistent playing time in the minors after he slashed .193/.227/.325 with two homers, seven RBI, four runs and a stolen base over 26 major-league games.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Perez: Takes seat against lefty
Perez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins.
The lefty-hitting Perez will take a seat with southpaw Braxton Garrett on the mound for Miami, marking the fourth time in the last five games the backstop has been out of the lineup. The Pirates appear content to roll out a strict platoon at catcher between Perez and the righty-hitting Jason Delay.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Perez: On bench against lefty again
Perez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
The lefty-hitting Perez is on the bench for the third game in a row with the Pirates set to face yet another southpaw starter (Daniel Castano). Jason Delay will get another turn behind the plate at Perez's expense.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Perez: On bench again Monday
Perez is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Marlins.
Perez will sit for a second game in a row Monday as the Pirates face lefty Trevor Rogers. Jason Delay will start again at catcher and bat ninth in the series opener.... See More ... See Less
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