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Nats finalize deals with relievers Kelley, Perez

WASHINGTON (AP) Rebuilding their middle relief corps, the Washington Nationals have agreed with right-hander Shawn Kelley on a $15 million, three-year contract and with left-hander Oliver Perez on a $7 million, two-year deal. The team announced both agreements Friday. Kelley, 31, was 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 53 appearances for the San Diego Padres last season, when he made $2,835...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats finalize deals with with relievers Kelley, Perez

WASHINGTON (AP) Rebuilding their middle relief corps, the Washington Nationals have agreed with right-hander Shawn Kelley on a $15 million, three-year contract and with left-hander Oliver Perez on a $7 million, two-year deal. The team announced both agreements Friday. Kelley, 31, was 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 53 appearances for the San Diego Padres last season, when he made $2,835...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals announce deals with relievers Kelley, Perez

WASHINGTON (AP) Rebuilding their middle relief corps, the Washington Nationals have agreed with right-hander Shawn Kelley on a three-year contract and with left-hander Oliver Perez on a two-year deal. The team announced both agreements Friday. Kelley, 31, was 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 53 appearances for the San Diego Padres last season. Perez, 34, who previously was with the Nationals...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals sign reliever Shawn Kelley to three-year deal

One of the Washington Nationals' biggest priorities this offseason was to strengthen their bullpen.It seems as though they've been doing just that.After signing Oliver Perez before the Winter Meetings, the Nats traded infielder Yunel Escobar to the Los Angeles Angels for hard-throwing righty Trevor Gott and added veteran righty Yusmeiro Petit.On Thursday, the rebuild continued as...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals reportedly strike 2-year deal with free-agent RP Perez

Pitcher Oliver Perez and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year, $7 million, according to a person familiar with the negotiations -- a start to rebuilding the team's shaky bullpen.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...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  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 AP on Fox
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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

According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, 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

Rebuilding the Red Sox: Let’s Talk LOOGYs

Dave Dombrowski spoke to the media on Tuesday, and when talking about the team’s plan heading into the offseason, he backed up a lot of what most fans have been saying over the past month. Namely, he said the focus will be on finding a front-line starter as well as rebuilding the bullpen. According to the new President of Baseball Operations, the lineup is mostly set, and there...
Via BP Boston
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Royals Comeback To Win Game 2, Even Series

After an impressive 5-2 win in Game 1 of the ALDS, the Houston Astros came into Game 2 looking to put the defending-AL champion Royals in the daunting 2-0 hole. Perhaps they forgot about the “defending-AL champion part”. Kansas City fought back from an early 4-1 deficit to take Game 2 by a score of 5-4, tying the series up at one game apiece. Mid-season acquisition Johnny Cueto...
Via Baseball Essential
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros fine pinning Game 2 hopes on Kazmir, despite his struggles

The Houston Astros walked in to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday evening and took Game 1 of the ALDS from the favored Kansas City Royals thanks to the arm of Collin McHugh (6 innings, four hits, two earned runs) and shutdown relief work from Tony Sipp, Will Harris, Oliver Perez and Luke Gregerson. Offensively, they were the beneficiaries of home runs by Colby Lewis and George Springer...
Via Fox Sports
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals drop ALDS opener to Astros 5-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching from Collin McHugh and stingy defense behind him for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series. McHugh (1-0) allowed four hits, including a pair of solo homers by Kendrys Morales, while pitching around a 49-minute rain delay. The right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals drop ALDS opener to Astros 5-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching from Collin McHugh and stingy defense behind him for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series. McHugh (1-0) allowed four hits, including a pair of solo homers by Kendrys Morales, while pitching around a 49-minute rain delay. The right-hander...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals drop ALDS opener to Astros 5-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching from Collin McHugh and stingy defense behind him for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series. McHugh (1-0) allowed four hits, including a pair of solo homers by Kendrys Morales, while pitching around a 49-minute rain delay. The right-hander...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

O'Malley's 2-run single in 8th beats Astros, 6-4

SEATTLE (AP) If the Houston Astros intend to close out the season with their first playoff berth in a decade, manager A.J. Hinch said his team first needs ''to find a way to close out games.'' The Astros, involved in two postseason races, collapsed with two outs in the eighth inning Tuesday night as Shawn O'Malley hit two-run, bases-loaded single that gave the Seattle Mariners a...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

What has gone wrong in H-town

The pressure is mounting in Houston. The worst road team in the American League went 2-8 on their last road trip, including dropping four straight to the Rangers. At the start of that trip, the Astros were in first place by three games. They wake up Thursday morning facing a six-game difference, now trailing the Rangers by three games. They also have just a one-game lead over the...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers overtake Astros for first in AL West with 9th-inning win

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Rangers overtook the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West, winning another tense Texas showdown 6-5 on Mitch Moreland's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night. Adrian Beltre's fourth hit put the Rangers in position to win a night after Prince Fielder pulled them within a half-game of the Astros with a tiebreaking two-run home...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers overtake Astros for 1st in AL West with win

The Rangers overtook the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West, winning another tense Texas showdown 6-5 on Mitch Moreland's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night. Adrian Beltre's fourth hit put the Rangers in position to win a night after Prince Fielder pulled them within a half-game of the Astros with a tiebreaking two-run home run in the eighth...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers overtake Astros for 1st in AL West with win

The Rangers overtook the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West, winning another tense Texas showdown 6-5 on Mitch Moreland's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night. Adrian Beltre's fourth hit put the Rangers in position to win a night after Prince Fielder pulled them within a half-game of the Astros with a tiebreaking two-run home run in the eighth...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers overtake Astros for 1st in AL West with win

The Rangers overtook the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West, winning another tense Texas showdown 6-5 on Mitch Moreland's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night. Adrian Beltre's fourth hit put the Rangers in position to win a night after Prince Fielder pulled them within a half-game of the Astros with a tiebreaking two-run home run in the eighth...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers overtake Astros for 1st in AL West with 6-5 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Rangers overtook the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West, winning another tense Texas showdown 6-5 on Mitch Moreland's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night. Adrian Beltre's fourth hit put the Rangers in position to win a night after Prince Fielder pulled them within a half-game of the Astros with a tiebreaking two-run...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Beltran hits sacrifice fly in 9th; Yankees beat Astros 1-0

NEW YORK (AP) Carlos Beltran hit a game-ending sacrifice fly after Oliver Perez walked the bases loaded, and the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 1-0 Monday night in a game highlighted by a tense duel between Nathan Eovaldi and Scott Feldman. Perez (0-1) entered in the ninth and gave New York fans a reminder of his wild five seasons with the Mets. He walked Brett Gardner...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks assembling a promising future

PHOENIX -- A couple of relatively minor transactions went down over the weekend that escaped a lot of notice, but in a subtle way, they could be interpreted as a promising barometer for the Diamondbacks. The Houston Astros traded a pitching prospect for left-handed reliever Oliver Perez; a day later, the Toronto Blue sent another lower-level prospect to the D-backs for Cliff Pennington...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 12, 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 Oliver Perez from Diamondbacks

The Houston Astros continue to make trades in order to fortify their roster as their quest for a postseason berth continues.  The Astros have now added to their already solid bullpen by acquiring veteran left-handed reliever Oliver Perez from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league lefty Junior Garcia per reports. The veteran southpaw Perez has compiled a 3.10 ERA...
Via Baseball Essential
August 08, 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 AP on Fox
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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