The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday afternoon that catcher Roberto Perez will undergo surgery on his hamstring injury and he will miss the remainder of the season. The 33-year-old Perez played 21 games for the Pirates after signing a $5M one-year deal. He hit .233/.333/.367 in 69 plate appearances, while posting 0.5 dWAR according to Baseball-Reference. He has been limited to 97 games over the last three seasons due to four separate trips to the injured list.
The Pirates have Miguel Perez as their starter now. He was the backup last year to Jacob Stallings. They also have Tyler Heineman, who they just picked up off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. For now, those two will handle the catching duties.
There are more injury updates coming up according to reporters, but they also announced that Blake Cederlind has been shutdown 4-6 weeks after getting a PRP injection.