The Texas Rangers have claimed Carlos Perez on waivers from the Atlanta Braves, the team has announced today. To make room on the 40 man roster for Perez, the Rangers have moved Elvis Andrus from the 10 day disabled list to the 60 day disabled list. The Rangers will make a 25 man roster move tomorrow, per John Blake on Twitter.
Perez is out of options, as is Juan Centeno, the current Rangers backup catcher. Centeno is potentially a DFA candidate tomorrow once Perez reports, although its possible that Robinson Chirinos is banged up and needs to go on the disabled list with some ailment.
Perez has an interesting transactional history, as he was originally a Blue Jay, and then was part of the giant deal with the Astros that involved seven players going to Houston and three going back to Toronto. The Astros shipped him to Anaheim in 2014 in the Hank Conger deal, and then the Angels traded him to Atlanta for Ryam Schimpf at the end of March.
Perez has a career .221/.264/.325 slash line in 617 major league plate appearances.
Elvis, meanwhile, will now be eligible to return from the disabled list on June 11.