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Luis Perez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Braves signed LHP Luis Perez to a minor league contract.
Perez had a tryout with the Braves last week, and they evidently liked what they saw. The lefty is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and will continue to rehab in extended spring training for the next month. He's expected to be added to the major league roster once ready. Mar 31 - 7:23 PM

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Luis Perez had a tryout with the Braves on Monday.

Perez was just released by the Blue Jays last week. The 29-year-old missed most of last season while making his way back from Tommy John surgery and had scar tissue removed from his elbow in January.
Mar 24 - 5:55 PM

A source tells MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo that "as many as eight teams" have interest in Luis Perez.

Perez was released by the Blue Jays earlier in the week. The left-hander is on the comeback trail from elbow surgery this winter.
Mar 23 - 1:49 PM

Blue Jays released LHP Luis Perez.

Perez, who is coming back from offseason elbow surgery, was cut from Jays' camp earlier this month. The 29-year-old southpaw appeared in six games with Toronto last season and owns a 4.50 ERA over 112 innings in the majors.
Mar 20 - 5:34 PM

Blue Jays reassigned LHP Luis Perez, C Derrick Chung and C Jack Murphy to minor league camp.

It's the second round of cuts the Jays have made this spring. Perez, 29, underwent offseason surgery to remove scar tissue from his left elbow and is expected to begin the season on the disabled list. Perez is 5-6 with a 4.50 ERA over 112 innings in the major leagues.
Mar 5 - 7:31 PM

Luis Perez recently underwent surgery to remove scar tissue from his left elbow.

The scar tissue was related to Perez's Tommy John surgery. The left-hander missed all of last season due to the ailment but remains on track to be ready for the start of spring training.
Jan 10 - 1:42 PM

Blue Jays activated LHP Luis Perez from the 60-day disabled list.

Perez has missed all season with a partially torn UCL, but he's ready to join the big club after a long rehab process. The lefty held a 3.43 ERA over 35 games for the Jays last season.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Luis Perez will try to rehab his UCL tear.

The ligament is not completely torn, so there is some hope that the left-hander will be able to avoid another surgical procedure. He's doubtful to pitch this season.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 03:45:00 PM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopopulos said Tuesday that Luis Perez (elbow) is "pretty far away" from resuming a minor league rehab assignment.

Perez was shut down after he felt pain in his surgically-repaired elbow during his first rehab appearance on June 10. The setback wasn't considered serious and he has resumed throwing, but there's no timetable for his return to game action.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Luis Perez has shut down his rehab due to lingering issues with his surgically-repaired elbow.

Perez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July. He might not pitch in the majors in 2013.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Luis Perez (elbow) is expected to appear in an extended spring training game later this week.

Perez has been throwing bullpen sessions, but this will be his first appearance in a game. He's expected to return from Tommy John surgery around midseason.
Mon, May 6, 2013 08:11:00 PM

Blue Jays placed LHP Luis Perez on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Perez, 28, had Tommy John surgery last summer and will likely miss most-to-all of the 2013 season. The move was made to make room for newly-acquired reliever Michael Schwimer.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Blue Jays activated LHP Luis Perez from the 60-day disabled list.

This is a paperwork move. Perez had Tommy John surgery this summer and will miss most of the 2013 season.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 04:18:00 PM

Luis Perez will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Florida.

Perez was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow last week, so surgery was inevitable. He figures to be sidelined until the second half of 2013.
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 05:10:00 PM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday that Luis Perez (elbow) will make a decision on surgery by Monday.

Perez was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow earlier this week and is likely bound for Tommy John surgery. Either way, he's done for the season.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 07:01:00 PM

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