Mariners pitcher Rafael Perez has been loaned to the Quintana Roo Tigers of the Mexican League, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Perez, 32, was signed to a minor-league contract this spring by the team. In 24 appearances last season, the lefty posted an ERA of 2.87 for the Rangers and Pirates in Triple-A. He hasn't had an appearance in the majors since 2012.
The Mariners announced Friday they cut 11 players from major-league camp. Pitcher Lucas Luetge, catcher John Hicks, indielder Ketel Marte, infielder Jesus Montero, outfielder James Jones and outfielder Stefen Romero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. Pitcher Justin Germano, pitcher Rafael Perez, infielder D.J. Peterson, infielder Patrick Kivlehan and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez were reassigned to minor-league camp. Peterson (No. 2), Marte (No. 3) and Kivlehan (No. 4) are among the Mariners' top prospects, according to Baseball America.
The Mariners signed pitcher Rafael Perez to a minor-league contract Thursday, reports MLB.com. The deal includes an invite to spring training. In 2014, Perez went 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA over 7 2/3 innings.
The Pirates haved signed pitcher Rafael Perez to a minor-league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Perez pitched 43 2/3 innings with Veracruz of the Mexican League this season, posting a 3.92 ERA and 42:8 K:BB ratio. He last pitched in the majors in 2012.
The Rangers released minor-league reliever Rafael Perez on Thursday, FOX Sports Southwest reports. Perez allowed three runs over 3 2/3 relief innings at Triple-A Round Rock.
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