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New Dodger Chris Perez on Indians: ‘No hard feelings’

The biggest change for the Indians this offseason is in the bullpen, with turnover related to 45% of the team’s relief appearances from a year ago. The most recognizable departure, of course, is former closer Chris Perez. He was quickly released on Oct. 31 and was signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Dec. 21. In comments to Ken Gurnick, oft-criticized1 Dodgers...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Dodgers reliever Chris Perez says injuries affected his arm slot in 2013

Chris Perez did not have an impressive 2013: his 1.43 WHIP, fuelled by the right-hander giving more than a hit per inning, was a career-worst, as was his 4.33 ERA. The former Indians closer landed with the Dodgers in the offseason and as he told Jon Weisman of Dodgers.com, the injuries he battled in the first half of 2013 caused him to adjust his arm slot, meaning he never really...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is There Any Hope For Chris Perez Or Brandon League?

Will he improve? (via) The Dodgers have been relatively quiet this offseason, except in the bullpen. The most confusing signing of the bunch was that of Chris Perez, which doubled their number of “closers who lost their job last season because they were awful.” Brandon League also fits into that category, and probably isn’t going anywhere since he’s still owed 15 million...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pros & Cons of Arbitration

The saga of Chris Perez has brought up a great opportunity for a discussion of the arbitration system. Perez was released at the end of last season mostly because of his expected raise in arbitration (this was largely the reason for trading Drew Stubbs as well). While some may say it was because of Perez's attitude, that hasn't changed in the past three seasons, while his...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers work on bullpen with 3 signings

The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday, announcing deals with J.P. Howell, Chris Perez and Jamey Wright. Howell returns to Los Angeles for a two-year contract that includes a third-year vesting option. He held opponents to a .193 batting average last season and had a 2.03 ERA, both career bests. Howell, who went 4-1 in 67 appearances in his first year with the...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Indians closer Chris Perez heading to Dodgers

If Chris Perez thought the fans in Cleveland were harsh, he's in for a rude awakening. The former Indians closer, who had a rocky relationship with the fan base, is heading to L.A. on a one-year deal according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports revealed the terms of the deal on Monday night. The former All-Star served as the Indians closer for the past...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report former Indian Chris Perez signs with Dodgers did he already file the application to get his dog Medical marijuana?

Former Indians closer Chris Perez is getting a new start with the L.A. Dodgers. He signed a deal according to reports to make 2.3 million and could get 6 million with incentives. Sources are reporting Perez could extend the contract to 8 million of he ascends into the closer role. Perez didn’t have a very good 2013 season with the Cleveland Indians. He struggled after he was arrested...
Via USA Sports 360
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Perez Set To Join The Los Anegles Dodgers

Chris Perez is reportedly on the verge of heading to the Dodgers on a 1 year deal It appears former Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is about to find a new home. Many reports are surfacing of the former closer joining the Los Angeles Dodgers on a 1 year deal. Official terms or monetary figures have not be finalized yet, but it is appearing likely Perez will join LA. Chris...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Chris Perez signs with Los Angeles Dodgers

Former Indians closer Chris Perez has reportedly reached a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Times’ Dylan Hernandez first reported the story late on Sunday night. Terms of the deal still have not been reported. Perez, 28, was released by the Indians back on Oct. 31. He earned $7.3 million in 2013 and was expected to make about $9 million if retained. That’s...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Perez Agrees to One-Year Deal With Dodgers

There’s no shortage of closing experience in the Dodgers’ bullpen. The Dodgers have agreed to a one-year deal with former Indians closer Chris Perez, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The deal reportedly is pending a physical, which Perez will take Monday. Perez recorded 25 saves for the Tribe in 2013, although he was terrible for much of the second half, leaving the...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB news: LA Dodgers sign Chris Perez and give bullpen several options

Many in baseball noted the framework and success the St. Louis Cardinals have had on focusing on developing young, power pitching. The Cardinals have a unique amount of depth, all of it cost-controlled, and have seamlessly insured their own success by having a number of options available if any unexpected injuries or ineffectiveness occured. It feels like a numbers game for the...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Closer Chris Perez signs one-year deal with Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on an one-year deal with former Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez, Fox Sports reported Monday. The 28-year-old righthander was released by the Tribe back in October following a rocky season in Cleveland. Perez, a two-time All-Star with the Tribe, went 11-17 with a 3.33 ERA and 124 saves from 2009 through 2013 in Cleveland. He ranks third all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers sign Chris Perez

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed RHP Chris Perez to a one-year deal pending a physical, which Perez is taking today. Perez, 28, saved 123 games for the Cleveland Indians from 2010-13 but was released a few weeks ago. He had a 4.33 ERA with 25 saves and 54 strikeouts this past season. He was particularly awful in the second half, allowing 17 runs in...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers reach deal with relief pitcher Chris Perez

The Dodgers added some depth to their bullpen today reaching an agreement with right handed reliever Chris Perez per Dylan Hernandez. An All-Star in 2011 and 2012 with the Cleveland Indians, Perez has 132 career saves with 123 of them coming over the last four seasons. He throws a mid-to-upper 90s fastball and will most likely be used in middle relief to pave the way for Brian...
Via The True Blue Crew
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Chris Perez

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached agreement with relief pitcher Chris Perez on a one-year deal. Perez previously racked up 132 saves while pitching for the Cleveland Indians but he will not be the go to go in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old Perez will occupy a spot ahead of Brian Wilson and closer Kenley Jansen in the Dodgers bullpen. Source: Free-agent reliever Chris...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers closing in with Chris Perez on 1-year deal, but is he the best available?

The Dodgers have apparently found the seventh-inning former closer they’ve been seeking, as they are close on a one-year deal with former Indians closer Chris Perez, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers are closing in on a one-year contract with former All-Star closer Chris Perez, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News and Rumors: Chris Perez, Dodgers agree to deal

With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Sunday, December 22nd. Top Stories...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Chris Perez close to 1-year contract, according to report

Ned Colletti appears to have finally settled on his "high-leverage" reliever with closing experience, as the Dodgers are reportedly close to signing former Indians' closer Chris Perez to a 1-year contract.Terms aren't yet known, but it'd be a shock if Perez got more than a $4 million contract. He was set to go into his last year of arbitration after earning...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers close to deal with reliever Chris Perez

The Dodgers are closing in on a one-year contract with former All-Star closer Chris Perez, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized. Financial terms of the prospective deal aren't known. Perez, 28, was an All-Star with the Cleveland Indians in 2011 and 2012 but was released Oct. 31...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News and Rumors: Chris Perez, Dodgers have deal in place

With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Sunday, December 22nd. Top Stories...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles rumors: Fernando Rodney, Chris Perez, Jonathan Papelbon

It appeared the Baltimore Orioles had found their next closer, as the team was nearing an agreement with free agent Grant Balfour. However, the deal fell through with the right-hander. While the reasoning for the non-agreement is currently being debated, one thing is clear; the O's are left in need of a closer. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Baltimore's closer...
Via MLB Injury News
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians to sign pitcher with ‘closing experience’

The Cleveland Indians parted ways with longtime closer Chris Perez this offseason, meaning they’re in need of a fireman. Who exactly they’re tabbing to be the successor though, remains unknown. There were rumors suggesting the Indians were involved in heavy talks with former Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour, but that deal seemingly fell apart – especially once the Baltimore...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians, aiming to replace Perez, make offer to John Axford

The Indians are looking closely at John Axford as a potential replacement for closer Chris Perez, who was let go. Cleveland is believed to have made an offer to Axford, who himself was nontendered by the Cardinals because of the probability he was due for a significant raise from his $5 million 2013 salary. The Cubs, Orioles and Mariners are also interested in filling closer holes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Set Sights On Former Closer Chris Perez

Jorge Castillo of the Star-Leger reports on the Mets’ search for a late-inning reliever to supplement Vic Black and Bobby Parnell. One option the Mets are considering is former Indians closer Chris Perez, according to a person with knowledge of the club’s thinking. The person requested anonymity to speak freely on the matter. Perez is just 28 years old and a two-time All-Star...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Indians Early Closer Situation

A team's closer should be it's most dominant reliever. The one pitcher who, under any circumstances can be trusted to get the job done. The last Indians closer, Chris Perez, however was not allowed to pitch in any inning, let alone the ninth, for the last three games of the regular season and the one game play-off against Tampa. Going into 2014, this leaves the entire Indians...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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