The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed catcher Michael Perez off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays according to Marc Tompkins from the Tampa Bay Times
#Rays put their No. 2 catcher, Michael Perez, on waivers and he was claimed by #Pirates. RHPs Chaz Roe and Andrew Kittredge, and No. 3 C Kevan Smith cleared waivers and will be free agents. #Rays will continue talks w/those 3.
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 30, 2020
Perez is a 28-year-old lefty bat, who debuted in the majors in 2018. He has played a total of 84 games over three seasons, putting up a .221/.286/.314 slash line. He played 38 games this year, hitting .167/.237/.238 in 93 plate appearances. Perez has posted above average defensive numbers in all three seasons, compiling a 1.0 dWAR in 82 games total (64 starts) behind the plate. He has thrown out 27% of base runners over three years, with a 32% mark this year. In the playoffs this season, he went 2-for-7 with a homer in eight games, two as a starter. Over three partial seasons in Triple-A, he has posted an .811 OPS.