Posted November 05, 2012 on
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Oliver Perez is staying with the Seattle Mariners, giving them a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen next season.
Seattle and Perez agreed Saturday to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. He was 1-3 with a 2.12 ERA in 33 games last season and had a stretch of 20 consecutive appearances in July and August where he did not allow a run. That streak was tied for the fourth longest in franchise history.
Perez started the season at Triple-A Tacoma and was brought up on June 16. He was strong against left-handed hitters but was even better against right-handers, who hit .204 against him.
Perez can make an additional $600,000 in performance bonuses next year: $100,000 each for 40, 45. 50, 55, 60 and 65 games.
In 2011 Perez was released in spring training by the Mets, who owed him the final $12 million of a $36 million, three-year contract. His deal with Seattle this year was worth $90,000 in the minors and $750,000 in the majors.
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The Seattle Mariners announced today that they have resigned left-handed reliever Oliver Perez for the 2013 season.
Perez receives a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. There’s an extra $600K that can be made through performance bonuses.
This isn’t a step forward or back, but a lateral move designed to retain a Seattle bullpen that ranked 12th in the majors in...
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...
The Seattle Mariners will bring back relief pitcher Oliver Perez for the 2013 season. The left hander and the team have agreed on a one year deal worth $1.5 million.
Last season Perez worked out of the Mariners bullpen exclusively. The 31-year-old should operate in a similar capacity next season. In his first season with the Mariners Perez had a 2.12 ERA, 1.25 WHIP. In 29 2/3 innings...
Updated Post 11/4
The Seattle Mariners announced that they have re-signed reliever Oliver Perez to a one-year contract for the 2013 season.
“We are happy to have reached a mutual agreement with Oliver,” said GM Jack Zduriencik in a statement. ”He did a very nice job in helping solidify our bullpen after his call up last summer. As a veteran left-hander, and one that had...
The Seattle Mariners have re-signed relief pitcher Oliver Perez to a one-year deal worth $1.5mm, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The deal also includes an additional $600k in performance bonuses.
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