Rangers receive Perez from Braves on waiver claim, transfer Andrus to 60-day DL

The Texas Rangers announced following today's game in Cleveland that the club has received catcher Carlos Pérez on a waiver claim from the Atlanta Braves. To make room for Pérez on the 40-man roster, the team has transferred shortstop Elvis Andrus from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list. The Rangers will make an additional move to accommodate Pérez on the 25-man roster when he reports to the club.

May 2nd, 2018

Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers announced following today's game in Cleveland that the club has received catcher Carlos Pérez on a waiver claim from the Atlanta Braves. To make room for Pérez on the 40-man roster, the team has transferred shortstop Elvis Andrus from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list. The Rangers will make an additional move to accommodate Pérez on the 25-man roster when he reports to the club.

Pérez, 27, has batted .143 (3-21) in 8 games/6 starts at catcher for Atlanta this season, throwing out 2 of 5 attempted base stealers. He was designated for assignment by the Braves on April 27. The Venezuela native spent spring training in Los Angeles Angels camp before he was designated for assignment on March 27. The right-handed batter was acquired by the Braves in a March 31 trade with the Angels for infielder Ryan Schimpf.

Pérez played in just 11 games for Los Angeles-AL last season after appearing in at least 86 contests for the Angels in back-to-back years from 2015-16. A career .221 hitter in the major leagues, he has thrown out 52 of 136 (38.2%) runners attempting to steal against him, the 9th-best percentage among catchers with at least 150 games since 2015.

Andrus was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 13, retroactive to April 12, with a fracture in his right elbow. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch on the elbow in the 9th inning on April 11 vs. Los Angeles-AL. The first date he would be eligible to return from the disabled list is now June 11.

Following these transactions, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster along with 6 players on the 60-day disabled list.