Former Indians 'colorful' closer Chris Perez retires

Former Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez has retired from baseball. Since being released by the Indians in 2013, the outspoken right-hander saw his career take a turn for the worst and simply never recovered. From Hardball Talk: "Perez was an All-Star closer for the Indians in 2011 and 2012, saving 36 and 39 games in those years, respectively. But since then he has a 4.31 ERA...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Perez is no longer a Brewer

  When Chris Perez signed with the Brewers, he had an opt out clause in his contract and on Monday he decided to use it. According to, the former All-Star is no longer a member of the Brewers and is now a free agent. “He threw the ball pretty well for us in Spring Training but was a little inconsistent with his command,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “We had...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Perez outs out of minor league deal with Brewers

Chris Perez will look for another place to pitch after opting out of his minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Perez, 29, was released and then resigned with the Brewers at the end of spring training. He had hoped to work his way to the big league level but allowed eight runs and 14 hits in just 7 2/3 innings at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Now he takes his act elsewhere...
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Say A Prayer for The Remnants Of That 2014 Dodger Bullpen

Remember last year? When the Dodgers had “too many closers” and an overwhelming amount of veteran presence and all that, in what was the most expensive bullpen ever assembled? And then, for the most part, it was awful? The new front office cut most of those guys loose. For the ones who found a home this winter, the last few days have been a bloodbath: Poor Paul Maholm, cut from...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Former All-Star closer Chris Perez released by Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Brewers have released Chris Perez, ending the former All-Star closer's bid for a setup job in the Milwaukee bullpen. The 29-year-old right-hander was with the Brewers on a minor league contract. He was released after Milwaukee's 7-0 loss on Sunday night to Oakland, when Perez retired the only batter he faced in the game. Perez was 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 10 games...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez not focusing on Brewers' roster, just results

PHOENIX -- While the signing of Francisco Rodriguez shifted roles around in the bullpen of the Milwaukee Brewers, those vying for the final spots in what is likely to be a seven-man relief corps watched as one of the few openings was suddenly gone. Earlier in his career, Chris Perez might have let that bother him. But the 29-year-old knows there will be a job for him somewhere if...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Gruman's Feb. 25 Brewers mailbag

With the full roster reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park on Wednesday with the first full-squad workout Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers are just over a week away from kicking off Cactus League play. In our first Brewers mailbag of the season, I addressed your inquiries on a variety of subjects, including the lack of depth in the starting rotation, the trade of Yovani Gallardo and...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bright-spirited Willis wants to make Brewers, 'help other guys'

PHOENIX -- Dontrelle Willis may or may not make the Milwaukee Brewers' Opening Day roster. After all, the two-time All-Star and 2003 National League rookie of the year hasn't pitched in the major leagues since going 1-6 in thirteen starts with the Reds in 2011. But for as long as he is with the Brewers this season, Willis' good humor, wide smile and infectious personality will make...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Brewers sign Chris Perez to Minor League Deal

Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America A minor league contract signing doesn’t generally mean much from a fantasy baseball perspective, but with Francisco Rodriguez a free agent, the closing role is presently up for grabs for the Brewers. Chris Perez has closing experience, and coincidentally, the aforementioned Rodriguez saved 10 games for the Brewers in 2013 after...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers sign reliever Chris Perez to minor-league deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed right-handed pitcher Chris Perez to a minor-league deal with an invitation to big-league camp, adding a reliever with closing experience to their bullpen mix. Perez spent last season in a set-up role with the Los Angeles Dodgers, posting a 4.27 ERA in 49 appearances out of the bullpen. The 29-year-old made the All-Star team in 2011 and 2012 while...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Chris Perez

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 49 46.1 19.5% 12.5% 4.27 5.07 4.89 -0.8 What Happened In 2014: Challenged the perception that there’s no such thing as a bad one-year deal. I don’t really remember writing this, but apparently last winter, two weeks before the Dodgers signed Chris Perez, I wrote that “the declining Perez terrifies me in every way,” and, well, yep. In January...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Burton, Perez, Wright could Help Crew Bullpen

Recently I picked five pitchers from the Yahoo free-agent checklist that could be possible fits for the Brewers. I was going to write a post based on the five: starters Brett Anderson and Gavin Floyd, swingman and former Brewer Chris Capuano, and relievers Jared Burton and Chris Perez. However, owing to the pace with which free agents are being snapped up by other clubs, less than...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Cleveland Indians: Where are they now? (In the playoffs!)

The Indians fell just short of a playoff berth this season, missing out on a Wild Card spot by only three games. The season might have ended in disappointing fashion for Tribe fans, but the future looks bright for this team full of young stars in the making. The MLB postseason is now underway, so to help you decide who to root for, we're taking a look at all of the former Indians...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers announce 25-player roster for NLDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) Infielder Darwin Barney, outfielder Joc Pederson and reliever Chris Perez were left off the Los Angeles Dodgers' 25-player roster for the NL Division Series against St. Louis. The Dodgers released their roster Friday, hours before they opened the series at home with ace Clayton Kershaw opposing Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals. The team had 12 pitchers and 13 position...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants @ Dodgers Sept. 23, 2014: Runs will be rare in matchup of aces

It sucks to invest as much time with a game like last night only to have it end in a loss. The stress and the blood pressure-raising pitches and managerial decisions are enough to take years off one’s life. Tonight’s game probably won’t be any different (and it isn’t even a playoff game!). Giants Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles CF Blanco 2B...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Baez, Setup Man?

In the 2014 Dodgers’ frustrating and awful bullpen, any positive story is a welcome one. Recently, we’ve been viewing the emergence of Pedro Baez. Converted from third base at the beginning of last year, Baez was Dustin’s number 47 prospect entering the season and was not listed in his mid-season top 25. Not much was expected of him when he was called up in Washington in May...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 17, Giants 0: That Was Considerably More Fun Than Last Night

Do you remember how sad you were at this time last night? Do you? You should. Think about it. Hyun-jin Ryu lasted one terrible inning, then left, injured. You had to suffer through Chris Perez, Carlos Frias and Kevin Correia. The offense couldn’t touch Madison Bumgarner. It was, all around, awful. The season had crumbled, some said. The Dodgers had shown no heart, cried others...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Ryu leaves with shoulder injury after just one inning

  Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu was removed from his Friday start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder. The severity of the injury wasn't immediately known. Chris Perez took over in the second inning for the Dodgers, who lost 9-0 in the opener of a key series between the top two teams in the NL West. Ryu...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers starter Ryu leaves with shoulder injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been removed from his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder. The severity of the injury wasn't immediately known. Chris Perez took over in the second inning for the Dodgers, who already trailed 4-0 Friday night in the opener of a key series between...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Report: Chris Perez transferred to 60-day DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed former Cleveland Indians closer, Chris Perez on the 60-day disabled list, officially ending his season.  He was placed on the DL with an ankle injury in early August and he has not been able to make enough progress to get back to the mound yet.  Dodgers put reliever Chris Perez on DL, call up pitcher Carlos Frias - Was...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Hernandez Is Starting on Friday Instead Of Josh Beckett

When word arrived earlier today that the Dodgers had acquired Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies, it seemed clear that it was more than just about adding depth to a bullpen that just lost Paco Rodriguez, Chris Perez and Paul Maholm, and that it was only a matter of time until the other shoe dropped. Quickly, it has. Hernandez told Philadelphia media that he would be starting in...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Chris Perez, Chone Figgins

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed reliever Chris Perez on the 15-day DL on Monday. The team announced the move on their official Twitter account, citing bone spurs in his right ankle:The Dodgers placed RHP Chris Perez on 15-day DL (bone spurs, right ankle) and selected contract of RHP Carlos Frias from AAA Albuquerque.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 4,'s Michael...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels @ Dodgers August 4, 2014: Freeway Series Is Go

I feel like game threads aren’t usually news dumps, yet here we are. What’s happened today: Angels Dodgers 7:10pm PT Los Angeles, CA LF Calhoun 2B Gordon CF Trout CF Puig 1B Pujols 1B Gonzalez RF Hamilton SS Ramirez SS Aybar RF Kemp 2B Kendrick LF Ethier 3B Freese 3B Uribe...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

So Long, Chris Perez. Hello, Not Chris Perez

Goodbye, Chris Perez, for now, anyway. The much-maligned reliever has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with, oh, let’s say an ankle problem. (It’s officially “bone spurs,” but really, whatever. Maybe it’s real, maybe it’s not, maybe you don’t care.) I hardly need to take you through the ins and outs of Perez’ season, so let’s just say that only six pitchers...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs 8, Dodgers 2: Arguably the Weirdest Game Ever

So, here’s the thing about tonight. This game was so dumb. I mean, everything about it was the worst. I could probably just say “nope!” and be done with it, or spend a lot of words to say how awful Dan Haren was, but you know what, enough silly things happened that it’s more fun to rip off Chad and just show you. I mean, I’m not even mad; this team just won six games in...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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