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Friday, December 13, 2019

Red Sox, Pitcher Martin Perez Agree To One-Year Deal

The Red Sox and free-agent starting pitcher Martin Perez have come to terms on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Perez’s contract also has a club option for 2021. Perez is slated to make $6 million in 2020 and would receive a modest bump to $6.25 million if Boston picked up the option, per Rosenthal.

Earlier in his career, Perez was a pretty interesting prospect. He finished sixth in American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2013 when he went 10-6 with a 3.62 ERA with the Texas Rangers. After battling injuries in 2014 and 2015, Perez has more or less settled into a role as an innings eater. He logged an average of 159 innings per season over the last four years, and that includes 2018 — his final season in Texas — where he made just 15 starts. Perez signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Twins this past January, and the best thing you can say about his season as a whole was that he took the ball a lot. Perez appeared in 32 games (29 starts) and logged 165 1/3 innings. His 1.518 WHIP was his lowest in three seasons, and while he did post an unsightly 5.12 ERA, his 4.66 FIP suggests there might have been some bad luck. Minnesota did have one of the worst defenses in baseball last season. Then again, so did the Red Sox, so perhaps that will be a point of emphasis this offseason.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 13, 2019 at 08:46 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DCA Posted: December 14, 2019 at 03:15 PM (#5908724)
That's a lot of money for a team that seems to want to shed salary.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 14, 2019 at 03:21 PM (#5908726)
That's a lot of money for a team that seems to want to shed salary.
Perhaps Boston plans for Perez to replace a more expensive pitcher?
   3. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: December 14, 2019 at 03:48 PM (#5908728)
That guy is a "do" away from being an anagram of Pedro Martinez.
   4. Jose Goes to Absurd Lengths for 50K Posted: December 14, 2019 at 04:02 PM (#5908731)
I mean heis a nice pickup but I don’t think a hair cut is going to turn him into Pedro.

Oooooh, never mind.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 14, 2019 at 04:59 PM (#5908734)
I mean heis a nice pickup but I don’t think a hair cut is going to turn him into Pedro.
Never underestimate the power of the Jheri curl.

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