Michael Pérez (baseball)

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Michael Pérez
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 7
Born: (1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 27)
Catano, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 2018, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through May 4, 2019)
Batting average.274
Home runs1
Runs batted in13

Michael Pérez (born August 7, 1992) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Pérez attended the Colegio Vocacional Para Adultos in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[1] The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Pérez in the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.[2] Pérez played for the Diamondbacks organization for eight years, reaching Triple-A.[3]

On July 25, 2018, the Diamondbacks traded Pérez and Brian Shaffer to the Tampa Bay Rays for Matt Andriese.[4] With Wilson Ramos injured, the Rays promoted him to the major leagues the same day, and he made his major league debut the next day against the Baltimore Orioles.[5] He got his first hit, a double, off of Alex Cobb that night.[6] On August 31st, Perez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and would not play for the remainder of the season.[7] Perez ended the season slashing .284/.304/.392 with one home run and 11 runs batted in.[8]

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  1. ^ NICK LOCKRIDGE of the Missoulian (August 4, 2012). "Osprey catcher Michael Perez lets his game do the talking | Missoula Osprey". missoulian.com. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  2. ^ https://theathletic.com/475966/2018/08/20/i-dont-know-how-or-why-but-it-has-really-helped-me-how-a-small-change-helped-michael-perez-turn-things-around/
  3. ^ https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/2018/08/18/new-rays-catcher-michael-perez-worth-wait/
  4. ^ "Rays trade Matt Andriese to Arizona for two prospects". Tampabay.com. July 25, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "For starters: Rays at Orioles, with Michael Perez in the lineup". Tampabay.com. July 26, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Semansky, Patrick. "In matchup of struggling teams, Rays edge O's | Sports". heraldmailmedia.com. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Rays' Michael Perez: Put on DL". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rays' Michael Perez: Return uncertain". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.

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