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Oliver Perez was once a highly-coveted pitcher. Now, it seems he is gaining some of that shine again. The Seattle Mariners re-signed the 31-year old to a one-year deal rather than let him hit free agency where he was likely to attract a lot of attention. The Mariners seem confident in Perez now that he has gained some of his velocity back and appears to be less injury-prone.
According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, the Mariners signed Perez to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million in base salary. The contract will apparently include an additional $600,000 in incentives. They intend to use the lefty out of the bullpen as he was used last season.
Perez was originally signed by the San Diego Padres as an amateur free agent out of Mexico in 1999. San Diego was very high on the young pitcher and thought he would be their ace of the future. Unfortunately, things did not pan out that way. He started 15 games in 2002 and looked solid, but by 2003, he was gone. After a rocky start to the 2003 season in which Perez posted a 5.38 ERA in 19 starts with the Padres, he was shipped off to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
With the Pirates, Perez did not fare much better. He started 70 games for them and combined for a 4.59 ERA. It was not until the 2010 season that he started pitching out of the bullpen. This may be a better spot for him as he posted a 2.21 ERA in 31 appearances for the Mariners last season.
Perez has battled injuries throughout his career and missed the entire 2011 season. The Mariners, though, are banking on more of what he did in 2012 for this upcoming season.
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