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Chris Perez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers released RHP Chris Perez.
Perez signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on March 31 but exercised his opt-out Monday after allowing 14 hits and eight earned runs in 7 2/3 innings at Triple-A Colorado Springs. The 29-year-old former All-Star closer will hope for better results with a change of scenery. He posted a 4.27 ERA and 1.36 WHIP across 46 1/3 innings with the Dodgers in 2014. Apr 27 - 11:05 AM

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Brewers re-signed RHP Chris Perez to a minor league contract.

That was fast. The Brewers released Perez just two days ago. It's been a strange week for Perez, who was pulled from Sunday's game with an ankle injury, subsequently released, then re-signed two days later. OK, Brewers, you do you. Perez posted a 4.27 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP in 46 1/3 relief innings with the Dodgers in 2014. He'll serve as bullpen depth in the minors, unless the Brewers opt to cut him again tomorrow.
Mar 31 - 2:56 PM

Brewers released RHP Chris Perez.

The former closer was in camp as a non-roster invitee and attempting to earn a spot in the team's bullpen. With the team granting his unconditional release with a week remaining in camp, it gives Perez an opportunity to find a bullpen job elsewhere.
Mar 29 - 8:17 PM

Chris Perez was removed from Sunday's Cactus League game with a minor right ankle sprain.

The veteran right-hander recorded just one out before he succumbed to the injury. The Brewers are expected to make a decision early in the week whether or not Perez will win a spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen.
Mar 29 - 6:41 PM

Chris Perez must be told by next Wednesday if he will be added to the Brewers' 40-man roster, assigned to Triple-A, or released.

Perez offers a lot of experience and has pitched decently this spring -- he has allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings to go along with a 3/2 K/BB ratio -- but he could be a victim of the numbers game. The 29-year-old would receive a $1.5 million base salary if he makes the major league roster. He's coming off a mediocre 4.27 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 46 1/3 innings last season with the Dodgers.
Mar 18 - 3:29 PM

Brewers signed RHP Chris Perez to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Perez was an above-average closer as recently as 2012, but he's struggled in each of the past two seasons. Last year, the 29-year-old had a 4.27 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 46 1/3 innings of relief with the Dodgers. He'll enter spring as an outsider, but with a strong showing Perez could find himself as a late-inning option for the Brewers.
Feb 4 - 7:14 PM

Chris Perez is not on the Dodgers' NLDS roster.

Perez was given $2.3 million by the Dodgers last winter in hopes that he could help set up for Kenley Jansen, but he struggled with a 4.27 ERA and 39/25 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings. It's not terribly surprising that he didn't crack the roster. Veteran righty Kevin Correia, relief Paco Rodriguez, outfielder Joc Pederson and infielder Darwin Barney were also left off the roster.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 06:57:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list.

Perez went on the DL about a month ago with bone spurs in his right ankle, but he'll rejoin the team now that rosters have expanded. The veteran owns a 5.03 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 39 1/3 innings this season and likely won't pitch much this month.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 04:57:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 07:24:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 06:15:00 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."
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 10:54:00 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.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 06:33:00 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.
Thu, May 1, 2014 04:38:00 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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Hector Gomez
2Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
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PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Neal Cotts
6Michael Blazek
7Brandon Kintzler
8Corey Knebel
9David Goforth