Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/6/12
Perez coming back 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 2012 with a 3.39 ERA. Oliver Perez returns to Seattle for 2013. Photo Credit: NBA Sports The signing looks a lot better this time around than last season, when Perez first came to the Mariners. Back then, he was coming off a horrific two season stretch in which he started 21 games with a 6.81 ERA. But instead of starting, Perez was delegated to the Mariner’s ‘pen. What a difference that made, as the 31-year old made 33 appearances for Seattle, pitching to the tune of a 2.12 ERA and 1.25 WHIP—while recovering some lost velocity. He even had solid platoon stats, pitching better against right handers than left. De...
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