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Saturday, March 08, 2014

Diamondbacks To Sign Oliver Perez

Oliver LOOGYs are signed now.

The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with left-hander Oliver Perez on a two-year, $4.25MM deal, pending physical. Perez, a client of Scott Boras, will earn $1.75MM for the coming year and $2.5MM in 2015.

Perez, 32, has revitalized his career over the past two seasons as a reliever with the Mariners. He has tallied a 3.16 ERA with 10.7 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 and a 31.8 percent ground-ball rate in 82 2/3 innings in that time. Opposing left-handers have batted .254/.346/.316 against him in that time, while righties have had a tougher time getting on base but slugged at a higher clip with a .237/.309/.411 batting line.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 11:00 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: March 08, 2014 at 04:57 PM (#4668357)
When Kevin Towers just uses money to stock the bullpen, I have no complaints.
   2. Jim Wisinski Posted: March 08, 2014 at 06:19 PM (#4668399)
Plus it looks like a good signing! Not much money, two years is a good length for a reliever, and Perez has been good the last two seasons.
   3. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 07:49 PM (#4668427)
Oliver Perez is still a guy?
   4. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: March 08, 2014 at 07:57 PM (#4668432)
He was out of baseball for about 15 years, and then reappeared as an effective LOOGY. At least that's how I remember it.
   5. theboyqueen Posted: March 08, 2014 at 08:23 PM (#4668442)
He's really only 32? Is this the same Oliver Perez that used to be on the Pirates?
   6. Lars6788 Posted: March 08, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4668443)
On the Greg Swindell - Darren Oliver path?

Maybe 10 years later, we'll see Perez continue to pitch effective LOOGY innings for a MLB team.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: March 08, 2014 at 09:18 PM (#4668459)
It took awhile, but Oliver Perez, at 31, finally had a season where he was better than Sandy Koufax at the same age.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: March 08, 2014 at 09:32 PM (#4668461)
Didn't Oliver Perez beat Koufax in one of his very early years?

Looking at BR, yes, at age 22 he was definitively better, and probably also at age 20.
   9. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: March 09, 2014 at 01:47 AM (#4668506)
He had a 3.74 ERA in 53 innings last year...but if you throw out this one appearance his ERA drops down to 2.73 in 52.1 innings.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: March 09, 2014 at 01:56 AM (#4668508)
Oliver Perez has about a decade of people saying "if you throw out this one appearance."
   11. Adam Starblind Posted: March 09, 2014 at 09:17 AM (#4668514)
With the Mets, I don't remember him confining his suck to a small number of appearances.

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