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Chris Perez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Perez (ankle) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list until rosters expand next month.
Perez began a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, but he'll remain there through next Friday. The veteran reliever struggled with a 5.03 ERA and 1.45 WHIP while walking 21 over 39 1/3 innings before landing on the DL earlier this month with bone spurs in his right ankle. Aug 21 - 7:24 PM

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Chris Perez (ankle) began a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday.

He tossed a 1-2-3 inning. Perez is eligible to be activated now, but it's not clear if the Dodgers will give him another rehab appearance. Regardless, he's nearly ready.
Aug 19 - 6:15 PM

Chris Perez (ankle) hopes to be activated from the disabled list when his 15 days are up.

Perez went on the DL Monday with bone spurs in his right ankle, an ailment that he said he's dealt with throughout his career, but it "flared up in the last week or so. I went in last night and said it was tender and got an MRI and talked it over, what our options were. And [the disabled list] was the best forward action, trying to knock it out before it gets to be something that's detrimental."
Aug 4 - 10:54 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Chris Perez on the 15-day disabled list with bone spurs in his right ankle.

It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined. Perez has been a disappointment for the Dodgers this season, posting a 5.03 ERA and 1.45 WHIP while walking 21 over 39 1/3 innings.
Aug 4 - 6:33 PM

Chris Perez got a five-out save in the Dodgers' 9-4 win over the Twins in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Perez came in with the tying run on deck in the eighth, so it qualified as a save chance, even though it was a four-run game at the time. The Dodgers then added one more run in the top of the ninth. It was Perez's first save after six holds for the Dodgers. He's performed well, allowing just two runs in 13 1/3 innings to date, but he's not much of a threat for more saves.
May 1 - 4:38 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Chris Perez to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Perez can make up to $6 million or $8 million with incentives depending on his role. The Dodgers already have Kenley Jansen and Brian Wilson ahead of him on the depth chart, so he's expected to serve in a set-up role in 2014. The 28-year-old posted a 4.33 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 54/21 K/BB ratio across 54 innings in 2013.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Chris Perez will receive a $2.25 million base salary in his one-year contract with the Dodgers.

There are also incentives that can bump the deal up to $6 million or possibly even $8 million if Perez winds up closing some games. Of course, with Kenley Jansen and Brian Wilson already at the back end of the bullpen, there will need to be some injuries before he sees time in the ninth inning.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 08:16:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers have officially reached agreement on a one-year contract with free agent reliever Chris Perez.

Perez is taking his physical on Monday morning in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old right-hander has been a closer for the large majority of his career, boasting 132 major league saves, but he'll be more of a middle relief arm for the Dodgers behind closer Kenley Jansen and primary setup man Brian Wilson.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 11:20:00 AM

A source told Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times that the Dodgers and Chris Perez are close to a one-year deal.

It looks like Perez will take the guaranteed money rather than hoping that a team like the Astros or Orioles will step up with an offer that would keep him in the closer's role. On the Dodgers, he'll certainly be behind Kenley Jansen and Brian Wilson in line for saves, and he's probably a worse bet than Chris Withrow.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 12:19:00 AM

Despite their deal with Grant Balfour falling through, MASN's Roch Kubatko says the Orioles aren't interested in Chris Perez for the team's closer role.

Kubatko also said the O's are likely to pursue Fernando Rodney or just find an in-house candidate to fill the position. Perez hasn't drawn a ton of interest this offseason after being cut loose by the Indians. The right-hander might have to settle for a middle relief job -- complete with a middle relief salary -- and hope to re-establish some value.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 08:17:00 PM

Some of the teams talking to Chris Perez are discussing him in a role other than closer, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer hears.

Perez has primarily served as closer in his six-year career, registering at least 23 saves in each of the last four seasons. But the 28-year-old struggled to a 4.33 ERA last season and was outright released by the Indians following the season. The Mets and Orioles are two teams who have been linked to Perez in recent days.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 07:06:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets are considering Chris Perez.

Perez would represent insurance for the ninth inning if Bobby Parnell's (neck) rehab doesn't go well. The former Indians reliever is meeting with clubs at the Winter Meetings in order to rehab an image that has taken some hits with off-the-field incidents. Perez shouldn't cost too much after posting a 4.33 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 54/21 K/BB ratio across 54 innings in 2013.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:05:00 PM

Chris Perez is on site at the Winter Meetings, having face-to-face discussions with interested teams.

It's a smart move for Perez, who had a number of off-field incidents in his final couple years with Cleveland. He was released in late October and is now trying to find a spot at the back end of a new bullpen. Perez, 28, posted a rough 4.33 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 54/21 K/BB ratio across 54 innings this past summer for the Indians.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 03:32:00 PM

Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that the Orioles could be interested in free agent closer Chris Perez.

The O's have set to the open market in search of a closer after dealing Jim Johnson to the A's, and Perez can be added to a list of possible candidates that already includes John Axford. The 28-year-old struggled in his final season in Cleveland, posting a 4.33 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 54/21 K/BB ratio over 54 innings.
Source: Mlblogs.com
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:53:00 PM

Indians released RHP Chris Perez.

Perez was a non-tender candidate, so the Indians simply got the move out of the way early. The 28-year-old right-hander posted a disappointing 4.33 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 54 innings this summer as Cleveland's primary closer and was busted in June for having a package of marijuana shipped to his house. He'll get another shot somewhere.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Darwin Barney
4Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Carlos Frias
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia
11Pedro Baez