Injuries & Moves: Pérez undergoes surgery, out for season

May 21st, 2022

Keep track of the Pirates’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

May 21: Pirates announce Roberto Pérez undergoes surgery
Pérez underwent surgery on his left posterior thigh to repair a ruptured hamstring tendon. Pérez is projected to return to full baseball activities in six to nine months, per the team. In 21 games with the Pirates, Pérez posted a 106 wRC+ and two defensive runs saved. -- Justice delos Santos

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

OF Jake Marisnick (left thumb injury)
Expected return:
June
Marisnick sustained an injury to the UCL in his left thumb, and he underwent surgery on May 12, per the Pirates. He is continuing to work through the injury and is currently in Pittsburgh progressing through it. -- Joey Pollizze (Last updated: May 18)

SS Kevin Newman (left groin strain)
Expected return:
Late May
Newman made his first rehab start in Triple-A Indianapolis on May 17 -- after injuring his groin in late April. The 28-year-old played five innings at shortstop and went 0-for-2 with a walk. -- Joey Pollizze (Last updated: May 17)

60-day IL

C Roberto Pérez (left hamstring strain)
Expected return:
Out for 2022 season
Pérez underwent surgery to repair a ruptured hamstring tendon, the Pirates announced on May 21, and the catcher is projected to return to full baseball activities in six to nine months. Pérez has only played in 97 games over the past three seasons due to various ailments. In his final two seasons in Cleveland, Pérez battled shoulder injuries that limited him at and behind the plate. -- Justice delos Santos (Last updated: May 21)

RHP Blake Cederlind (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Mid to late June
Cederlind experienced "some more-than-usual forearm soreness" after his last live bullpen session, director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said. The result was muscle inflammation, and the right-hander received a PRP injection the week of May 16. He is expected to remain out for four to six weeks. -- Joey Pollizze (Last updated: May 18)

RHP Nick Mears (right elbow surgery)
Expected return: As early as June
Mears continues to progress and is currently throwing live batting practice sessions in Bradenton, Fla. He is also set to arrive in Pittsburgh the weekend of May 21-22 to throw in front of Major League staff. -- Joey Pollizze (Last updated: May 18)

OF Greg Allen (left hamstring)
Expected return:
Early June
Allen is rehabbing in Bradenton, Fla., where he "continues on a nice progression," per director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk. Allen is expected to arrive in Pittsburgh the weekend of May 21-22 to face Nick Mears in live batting practice and to get reps in front of Major League staff. -- Joey Pollizze (Last updated: May 18)