OLIVER PEREZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
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.
Via Tireball.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Left-hander Ollie Perez agrees to 2-year D-Backs deal

Oliver Perez has agreed to a deal with the Diamondbacks, sources say. The deal will be for $4.5 million over two years. Perez resurrected his career in Seattle as a reliever after a tough time starting with the Mets following a $36 million, three-year deal. Perez will provide a needed lefty for Arizona's bullpen. Several other teams, mostly in the National League, expressed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Perez yet to decide on team

Free agent relief pitcher Oliver Perez has reportedly draw interest from a number of teams as a left-handed option out of the bullpen. Coming off a solid season for the Seattle Mariners, Perez was reportedly deciding between four teams at this time last week. Nick Cafardo reported that a decision was expected soon. In 53 innings last season, Perez posted a 3.74 ERA and a 12.6 K...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 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

Nationals have interest in Oliver Perez

Add another name to the list of left-handed relievers the Nationals are targeting. The Nationals, according a person familiar with the situation, have significant interest in Mariners free agent Oliver Perez, a 32-year-old whose resurrection as a reliever started when he pitched for Class AA Harrisburg in the Nationals’ system in 2011. With Seattle last season, Perez struck out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners resign reliever Oliver Perez

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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Perez agrees to deal with Mariners

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners sign LHP Perez to minor league deal

The Seattle Mariners have signed left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez to a minor league contract with an invite to major league spring training. Seattle announced the deal with the nine-year veteran on Wednesday. He spent all of the 2011 season pitching for Double-A Harrisburg in the Washington Nationals organization. Prior to his season in the minors, the 30-year-old Perez spent five...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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