Right-handed reliever Chris Perez has retired from baseball. Perez had been serving a 50-game suspension for violating MLB's Drug Prevention Act. Perez began the year pitching in the Brewers' organization, posting a 9.39 ERA in six relief appearances for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was released and signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles at the beginning of July, but never made an appearance due to his ban. Though, he had been working out at the Orioles' training complex in Sarasota, Fla, according to MASNSports.com. The two-time All-Star, who saved 123 games for the Indians between 2010-2013, has not thrown a big-league pitch since 2014 when he made 49 appearances with the Dodgers.
The Orioles signed relief pitcher Chris Perez to a Triple-A deal on Thursday, per masnsports.com. Perez will have to serve a 50-game suspension for his second drug abuse offense before he can play a game in the minors. "That doesn't affect us right now, obviously for 50 games. There are games played after August," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "We all make some changes in our lives and get better." Perez was an All-Star with the Indians in 2011 and 2012 and he recorded 75 total saves over that span.
Free agent relief pitcher Chris Perez , who started the season with the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate, has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for failing his second drug test, per MLB.com. Perez opted out of a minor-league contract with the Brewers back in April in hope of finding a deal that would ensure a faster route to the majors. Perez had a 9.39 ERA with three strikeouts and four walks in 7 2/3 innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs this season.
Pitcher Chris Perez has opted out of his minor-league contract with the Brewers and become a free agent, the team announced Monday. Perez will presumably pursue a deal with a team that gives him a better shot of quickly reaching the majors. He surrendered eight earned runs on 14 hits and four walks in 7 2/3 innings while striking out three in six appearances with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
The Brewers have signed pitcher Chris Perez to a minor-league contract just days after releasing the veteran, the team announced Tuesday. Perez pitched in Sunday's game but suffered a mild ankle sprain in the contest. He was competing with three other players for a role in the bullpen.
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