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Up above, blurry video from Saturday: Eury Perez singled off Justin Verlander in the Nats split squad game against the Tigers. So far, so good for Perez with the bat (6-14 on the spring); apparently he's taking his invite to big league camp seriously. See you patrolling CF at Nationals Park in 2013, kid?
"I know they need a starting center fielder and I want to show them that I have the ability to do that. Even if I don't get it this year, I want them to know about me and know that I can do what they need. I'm working hard to show them that." (Eury Perez, via Nationals.com, 3/11/2012)
And here's a double by Eury against the Mets last week:
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2B - Danny Espinosa
3B - Ryan Zimmerman
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1B - Adam LaRoche
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SP - Stephen Strasburg
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