Oliver Perez two-out bunt helps tie game (VIDEO)

It’s not ideal for a team to send up a relief pitcher to the plate down by a run and down to the last out. But when you’ve run out of position players in the 15th inning, desperate times call for desperate measures. Enter lefty Oliver Perez, with his Nationals behind 5-4 to visiting Minnesota. Danny Espinosa stole second early in the at-bat — hoping Perez (and his .158 career...
Via The Sports Daily
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Oliver Perez is now Oliver Pérez — at least on his Nationals jersey

Oliver Pérez pitched in the majors from 2002 until 2014 before the last name on his jersey was technically accurate. In Spanish, capital letters and names are supposed to  have tildes — the mark over a letter — when called for, even though people don’t always include them in practice. About a year into Pérez’s two-year tenure with the Diamondbacks, […]
Via Nationals Journal
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Oliver Perez returns from pitching for Mexico in WBC qualifiers

VIERA, Fla. — Oliver Perez was back in the Nationals clubhouse on Wednesday morning following his week away with the Mexican national team for the World Baseball Classic qualifiers. The left-handed reliever appeared in two games, logged 1 1/3 innings and allowed no hits or runs. And more importantly to him, the Mexican team won all […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Oliver Perez to play in World Baseball Classic preliminaries

VIERA, Fla. — Nationals left-hander Oliver Perez will play for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic qualifier next week, he confirmed Thursday. Mexico will compete in a group with the Czech Republic, Germany and Nicaragua that will play in Mexico City from March 17-20. “I’m going to have the opportunity to wear the Mexico uniform. That’s very […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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...
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May 12, 2015  |  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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