Perez joined the Nationals as a non-roster invitee Thursday, Daniel Alvarez of El ExtraBase reports. Perez has never been a league-average hitter (and typically isn't all that close to that mark) but his ability to competently fill in at almost every position on the diamond has continued to earn him opportunities. He received very few opportunities as a Cub last year, however, appearing in just three games. As a career .252/.281/.386 hitter, he's unlikely to have much fantasy value even if he finds himself with an unexpected amount of playing time.
Perez accepted an outright assignment Wednesday to the Cubs' alternate training site in South Bend. Though Perez is no longer a member of the 40-man roster after being designated for assignment Monday, he'll remain in the organization as part of the Cubs' 60-man roster pool. Before being DFA'd, Perez appeared in three games for Chicago, going 1-for-6 with two strikeouts.
Perez was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Monday. Perez saw minimal playing time in the majors since his contract was selected earlier in August, and he'll now be off the 40-man roster to clear room for left-hander Josh Osich, who was acquired via trade Monday. It's unclear whether Perez will reappear in the majors over the second half of the 2020 season.
Perez is starting at second base and batting eighth in Friday's game against the White Sox. Perez joined the Cubs on Tuesday and this will be his first start for the team. The veteran utility player slashed .228/.262/.379 in 91 games for the Brewers in 2019. He's unlikely to earn significant playing time in Chicago unless other players go down due to injury or illness.
Perez joined the Cubs' 60-man player pool Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Perez has played everywhere except catcher over the course of his eight-year MLB career, so he'll be a useful depth option for the Cubs this season. He's unlikely to play a major role except in the event of an injury crisis, however, as he's a lifetime .252/.282/.387 hitter.