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Roberto Perez

May 7, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Roberto Perez (55) runs the bases after a hit by right fielder Ben Gamel (not pictured) in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Pirates Use Emergency Catcher Against Reds

Pittsburgh was forced to use Josh VanMeter as their emergency catcher on Saturday afternoon against Cincinnati. Here’s why.