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AP source: Oliver Perez, Nationals agree to $7M, 2-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Oliver Perez and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. A 34-year-old left-hander, Perez was 2-4 with a 4.17 ERA in 70 relief appearances this year from Arizona and Houston, which acquired him on...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Sign Oliver Perez To Two-Year, $7 Million Contract

According to Jesse Sanchez of, the Washington Nationals have signed free agent left-hander Oliver Perez to a two-year deal worth $7 million dollars. In his career as a starter and a reliever, Perez is 67-83 with a 4.44 ERA in 1,294 innings pitched. He has struck out 1,351 batters and walked 703, good for a career 9.4 K/9 ratio and 4.9 BB/9. Perez, 34, has tried to resurrect...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez happy to join Astros and have a chance to win

Veteran left-hander Oliver Perez pitched in the postseason for the New York Mets in 2006 - but he hasn't returned to October since then. That's why Perez, obtained by the Houston Astros in a waiver deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend, is so excited about his new club.  As he told Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, he quickly realized what was happening when...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros acquire lefty reliever Oliver Perez in trade with D-backs

  The Houston Astros added help in the bullpen Friday night, acquiring lefty reliever Oliver Perez from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a minor-league pitcher. The trade was announced following Arizona's 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Perez joins a surprising Houston team that has a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL West and is trying to hold off the second-place Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs trade Perez to Astros for prospect

Shortly after the Diamondbacks beat the Reds on Friday night, they traded left-handed reliever Oliver Perez to the Astros. The D-backs receive Low-A left-hander Junior Garcia in return. Perez, a free agent at the end of the season, struggled to begin the year but posted a 1.04 ERA in 17 1/3 inning since June 1. He had a 2.91 ERA last season for the D-backs. Perez, who joins a first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Bullpen provides no relief

Oliver Perez A bullpen for a Major League organization is so critical for success, and a bullpen is what the Arizona Diamondbacks lack. One game after another, the relief pitchers find someway to add a number in the loss column as they alone have a 4-7 record to the Arizona total 14-17. Some of the names in the D-Back bullpen include Oliver Perez, Evan Marshall, Brad Ziegler, and...
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez brings power to Diamondbacks' bullpen

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Kevin Towers scouted Oliver Perez at 15, signed him for the Padres at 16, watched him throw seven shutout innings against the Diamondbacks in his seventh major league start in 2002 and was so taken by his conversion to the bullpen that he tried to get him from the Mariners at the 2013 trading deadline. Together again, Towers praised Perez's power arm and sounded...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks sign Oliver Perez to two-year deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed left handed relief pitcher Oliver Perez to a two-year deal. Perez, 32, will receive $4.5 million over the course of the deal. He figures to occupy a spot a spot as one of the left handed options out of the bullpen for the Diamondbacks. Last season Perez pitched for the Seattle Mariners posting a 3.16 ERA and 98 strike outs over 82 2/3 innings of work.
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks rumors: Oliver Perez signs two-year deal worth $4.25 Million

Earlier this week, Arizona Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson sounded off in frustration about the production his left-handed pitchers have given him over the last year. That sparked demand for additional power from the left side of the mound and that's exactly what General Manager Kevin Towers added when he signed Oliver Perez to a two-year deal early Friday evening.Perez, who spent...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Perez, Somehow A Potential Bargain

Oliver Perez has had a pretty fascinating career path, and while I hardly need to bring you through his entire history, it’d be remiss to start an article about him without at least touching on his backstory briefly. Drafted by the Padres, he was shipped to Pittsburgh in the Brian Giles trade, where he put […]
Via Fangraphs
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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