Butera, as the backup catcher, was not really the problem. He had a .190 batting average in 21 at-bats.
Chris Iannetta, the starting catcher, is batting .098, with no home runs and 22 strikeouts in 61 at-bats. Iannetta does have a .200 on-base percentage -- thanks to eight walks, tied for third on the team behind Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun.
Perez, 24, was batting .361 with two home runs and a .963 OPS at Salt Lake. Iannetta -- and not Perez -- was in the Angels' starting lineup Monday.
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