Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/23/13
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The Red Sox made a small move Thursday night, signing left-handed pitcher Rafael Perez to a minor league deal, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. According to Bastian's colleague, Ian Browne, Perez will likely be assigned to Double-A Portland. Perez, who was released by the Twins last Friday, posted a 2.25 ERA in four games for AAA Rochester to begin the season. In seven major league seasons with the Indians, he has posted a 21-12 record with a 3.64 ERA, and has been a significant contributor to the Indians' bullpen in every season since 2006. In 2012, Perez only appeared in eight games due to a lat injury, and was non-tendered by the Indians after the season. After signing with the Twins in February, he had an agreement with the team that they would release him if they did not place him on their major league roster. Once the team deemed him not ready to face major league hitters, he was granted his release and was able to pursue opportunities elsewhere. As Browne reported, Per...
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