• by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Orioles RP Chris Perez retires from baseball

    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.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Orioles sign Chris Perez to minor-league deal

    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.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Free agent RP Chris Perez suspended for drug abuse

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Chris Perez opts out of Brewers contract, becomes free agent

    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.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Brewers sign pitcher Chris Perez to minor-league contract

    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.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Brewers release reliever Chris Perez

    The Brewers have released reliever Chris Perez , the team announced. In camp on a minor league deal, Perez pitched in 10 spring games, surrendering three earned runs in 10 innings (2.70 ERA). Perez pitched in Sunday's game but left with a right ankle sprain. With the departure, the Brewers will consider Rob Wooten, Tyler Thornburg and Michael Blazek for their remaining two bullpen roles.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Brewers pitcher Chris Perez leaves game Sunday with ankle sprain

    Brewers pitcher Chris Perez left Sunday's game after recording just one out with a right ankle sprain, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Although it appears to be a slight sprain, Perez is competing with Michael Blazek, Tyler Thornburg and Rob Wooten for the final two spots in the bullpen and could make this injury the deciding factor. "They did (struggle)," said manager Ron Roenicke. "But it's one outing. We're not concerned with that. We still have seen enough of guys that we have a pretty good idea. We'll probably make a decision here in a couple days on a couple of them, and then we'll see."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Brewers' Chris Perez will know his future by Wednesday

    Brewers veteran reliever Chris Perez will know his fate by next Wednesday. The club will decide if he will be added to the club's 40-man roster, assigned to Triple-A, or released, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Perez signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to major-league camp with the Brewers in early February. He is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA over 5 1/3 innings this spring. "This year has been a little different because I don't have a spot," Perez said. "I'm still taking the same approach. Regardless, I have to get ready for the season. It doesn't matter where it's at. "Each time out, I'm feeling a little better, a little sharper, a little crisper. Spring training is weird. (Tuesday) was probably the worst I've felt playing catch in the morning. I was a little stiff after the off day (Monday). But it was a hot day, which is good, and I threw the ball OK. I was ahead (in the count) more. The goal is to improve every time out."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Brewers sign Chris Perez to minor-league deal

    The Brewers have signed pitcher Chris Perez to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major-league camp, the team announced Wednesday. Perez made two consecutive All-Star teams as a closer with Cleveland in 2011-2012 but recorded just one save with the Dodgers in 2014 while posting a 4.27 ERA and 39:25 K:BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings. The seven-year veteran has recorded 133 career saves and posted a 3.51 ERA in 379 1/3 career innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers make September call-ups

    The Dodgers recalled outfielder Joc Pederson, second baseman Alex Guererro, catcher Tim Federowicz and pitcher Yimi Garcia Monday with rosters expanding in September. Pederson closed out his first season with Triple-A Albuquerque by hitting .303/.435/.582 with 33 home runs, 78 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 445 at-bats. In addition, the team activated pitcher Chris Perez from the disabled list. Perez has been out since Aug. 3 while nursing an ankle injury.