Roberto Perez suffers concussion during Indians loss to A’s


Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Yusmeiro Petit #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on May 20, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Athletics defeated the Indians 6-4. (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND– Roberto Perez left Tuesday night’s game against Oakland in the fourth inning with a head injury.

Earlier in the game, a ball hit the Indians catcher in his mask. He stayed in for an another inning, then was replaced by Kevin Plawecki.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Perez was diagnosed with a mild concussion. The team has not decided whether to put him on the seven-day injured list.

The Tribe will recall catcher Eric Haase. He was pulled from the game in the middle of his at-bat for the Columbus Clippers on Tuesday because of news of Perez’s injury.

The A’s beat the Indians, 5-3.

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