Quote to note

"He's a threat when he's at the plate and, as a backup catcher, that's hard. ... He's done a really good job running the game, and he's thrown extremely well, which we knew he would. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, some guys might shine. I think he's done a really good job."
-- Francona, on Perez

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