• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays demote LHP Luis Perez to Double-A

    Left-hander Luis Perez has been transferred by the Blue Jays to Double-A New Hampshire to make room on the Triple-A roster for Felix Duobront, per TSN 1050. Perez has yielded six runs in 13 innings pitched this season for Buffalo, but all of those runs were allowed in the same appearance.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Report: Braves sign Luis Perez to minor-league deal

    The Braves have signed pitcher Luis Perez to a minor-league deal, MLBDailyDish.com reports. Perez auditioned for the Braves last week, and he should join the Braves' bullpen when ready, as the team currently is using two lefty relievers with no major-league experience behind lefty setup man Luis Avilan. MLBDailyDish.com reports he'll spend about a month in extended spring training before joining the major-league bullpen.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Luis Perez auditions for Braves

    The Braves had free-agent pitcher Luis Perez in for a tryout Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The lefty Perez missed most of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Braves figure to have Luis Avilan as the only lefty locked into a bullpen role with Johnny Venters out, and Perez has a chance to make the team over a nonroster invitee if he signs with Atlanta.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Blue Jays make a pair of roster moves Thursday

    The Blue Jays claimed outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers from the Diamondbacks Thursday. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Luis Perez was released.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Luis Perez still dealing with injury issues

    Blue Jays pitcher Luis Perez is still dealing with some injury issues, according to MLB.com. Perez was sent down to minor-league camp Wednesday. He's working his way back from an arm procedure that was related to his Tommy John surgery. Perez reportedly lost some sensation in his pinky finger due to the surgery. Perez tossed five innings with the club last season.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Luis Perez has minor procedure on arm

    Blue Jays pitcher Luis Perez had scar tissue removed from his elbow, according to Sportsnet.ca. The injury was related to Tommy John surgery Perez had in 2012. He is expected to be ready for spring training.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays recall Ricky Romero, among others

    The Toronto Blue Jays recalled four pitchers and a catcher on Monday night following a game in Arizona, the National Post reports. The Blue Jays recalled starting pitcher Ricky Romero and Tommy John patients Kyle Drabek and Luis Perez. The team also sent for Triple-A Buffalo's Jeremy Jeffress and catcher Mike Nickeas. Romero, who couldn't make the Blue Jays out of spring training, was called up for two starts in May and gave up six runs over 4 1/3 innings. The former ace struggled at Triple-A as well, going 5-8 with a 5.78 ERA. Drabek went 1-4 with a 3.14 ERA over three different minor league levels this season while recovering from Tommy John. He had 35 strikeouts over 43 innings.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Luis Perez 'still pretty far away'

    Blue Jays pitcher Luis Perez (elbow) isn't close to restarting his rehab assignment. Perez began a rehab assignment in early June, but he was shut down after he experienced discomfort in his left elbow. "Perez is doing better, he had a bit of a flareup early on so he has just been throwing bullpens and sides," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said, per MLB.com. "We want to be careful with him just because he did have a setback early. It wasn't severe, but we just weren't going to take any chances. He had been built up to go two innings and then had some soreness in his elbow. So he may start a rehab assignment, but we're going to be 100 percent sure on him. He's probably still pretty far away."

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Luis Perez shuts down rehab

    The Blue Jays shut down reliever Luis Perez from his rehab of Tommy John surgery Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Perez suffered a setback and halted his rehab. Manager John Gibbons called it a minor issue. Perez made one appearance for Class A Dunedin on a rehab assignment and struck out one batter over two perfect innings June 10.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Luis Perez nearing game action

    Blue Jays pitcher Luis Perez, on the disabled list rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is expected to throw in an extended spring training game later in the week, MLB.com reports Monday. Perez has been throwing bullpens but has not pitched in a game.