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Roberto Pérez is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Pérez was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 33rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Pérez played while suffering from bell’s palsy throughout the 2013 season.
Pérez was called up to the majors for the first time on July 8, 2014. He had his first big league hit two days later on against the New York Yankees.
On July 10, 2014, Pérez hit his first career home run off of New York Yankees pitcher Jim Miller.
During part of the 2015 season, he ended up being the primary catcher while Yan Gomes was on the disabled list. Towards the second half of the 2016 season, Pérez ended up being the main catcher, once again, in Gomes’ spot.
In Pérez’s first postseason at-bat of his career, he hit an opposite-field home run off the Boston Red Sox’s Rick Porcello. Perez hit two home runs in game one of the 2016 World Series.
On April 2, 2017, the Indians signed Pérez to a four-year contract worth $9 million, with club alternatives for the 2021 and 2022 season worth an extra $12.5 million.
Pérez has one star tattoo on each hand, representing his mom and his child. His mother’s name is tattooed on his right wrist.