Originally Posted by AvesIce51
iirc, Perez had wrist surgery of some sorts and is just now coming back from that. Him hitting a HR is huge, bc he just flat out doesn't hit HR's, so that tells me his wrist is ok. I think Perez will be a serviceable backup someday. I've heard from insiders (Tony Reali: Innnsiddder information (points click up)) that Perez is ML ready defensively (prior to injury). I've also seen him play many times in Dayton, and I thought he was ready defensively then too, as did a Cardinals scout I talked to then. He will be the new Manos de horo (sp?) if he makes it. Has a cannon too. Likes to gun guys from his knees and can do it.
Actually Perez had a rib removed in spring training.