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Carlos Eduardo Pérez Álvarez (born October 27, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, and Texas Rangers.

Carlos Pérez
Carlos Pérez on May 17, 2015.jpg
Pérez with the Los Angeles Angels
Baltimore Orioles
Catcher
Born: (1990-10-27) October 27, 1990 (age 28)
Valencia, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 5, 2015, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.215
Home runs11
Runs batted in58
Teams

CareerEdit

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

Pérez signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent in 2008. He played with the organization until 2012.[1]

Houston AstrosEdit

He was acquired by the Houston Astros in a July 2012 trade along with Francisco Cordero, Ben Francisco, Asher Wojciechowski, David Rollins, Joe Musgrove and a player to be named later (Kevin Comer)[2] in exchange for J. A. Happ, Brandon Lyon, and David Carpenter.[3][4] He was added to the Astros' 40-man roster on November 3, 2014.[5]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim / Los Angeles AngelsEdit

On November 5, 2014, the Astros traded Pérez and Nick Tropeano to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for Hank Conger.[6]

Pérez was promoted to the major leagues on May 4, 2015 to back up Chris Iannetta.[7][8] In his major league baseball debut on May 5, 2015, he hit a walk-off home run off of Dominic Leone giving the Angels a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.[9] He finished the season hitting .250 with 4 home runs in 86 games. The following season, he hit .209 in 87 games. In 2017, he played the majority of the season in the Angels AAA system, he was promoted when rosters expanded in September.[10] Pérez was designated for assignment on March 28, 2018, in order to make room for Shohei Ohtani on the Angels roster.[11]

Atlanta BravesEdit

On March 31, 2018, Pérez was traded to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Ryan Schimpf.[12] The Braves designated Pérez for assignment on April 27.[13]

Texas RangersEdit

On May 2, 2018, Pérez was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. On July 16, 2018, Pérez was outrighted to AAA Round Rock Express. He elected free agency after the season.

Baltimore OriolesEdit

On January 7, 2019, Perez signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays catching prospect Carlos Perez has bright future". Advance Publications. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Blue Jays send Comer to Astros to complete swap". MLB.com. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Astros make 10 player trade with Toronto". MLB.com. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays send Francisco Cordero to Houston Astros in 10-player deal - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Astros claim Will Harris on waivers". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  6. ^ "Astros get C Conger from Angels for RHP Tropeano". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  7. ^ DiGiovanna, Mike (May 6, 2015). "Angels' Carlos Perez is the bomb in MLB debut with walk-off homer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (August 26, 2015). "Catcher Perez hoping to impress Angels". MLB.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Gonzalez, Alden; Johns, Gren. "Perez hits walk-off HR in MLB debut". MLB.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  10. ^ Fletcher, Jeff (September 26, 2017). "Angels Notes: Carlos Perez looks to reclaim spot in majors". Orange County Register. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  11. ^ Hoornstra, J. P. (March 27, 2018). "Shohei Ohtani will start Sunday, but Angels' eventual six-man starting rotation still short on details". Orange County Register. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  12. ^ Randhawa, Manny (March 31, 2018). "Braves acquire catcher Perez from Angels". MLB.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Pianovich, Stephen (April 27, 2018). "Flowers activated from DL; brings vet presence". MLB.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.

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