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Twins' Hernan Perez: Inks MiLB deal with Minnesota
Perez signed a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Twins, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of ElExtraBase.com reports.
Perez is currently playing for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic and will head over to Twins camp in Florida whenever his tournament run is complete. The 31-year-old did not reach the majors in 2022 and holds a career .250/.280/.382 batting line at baseball's highest level, but he can offer organizational depth at a range of different positions for Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Hernan Perez: Links up with Atlanta on MiLB deal
Atlanta signed Perez to a minor-league contract Thursday and assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Perez made his Gwinnett debut Friday and has appeared in three games for the affiliate, going 4-for-11 with a solo home run, two walks and a stolen base. During the 2021 campaign, the 31-year-old utility man split time between the Triple-A and MLB levels before making the jump to the Korea Baseball Organization in July. He ultimately wasn't retained by the Hanhwa Eagles for a second season and had been a free agent throughout the winter before catching on in the Mexican League. He then requested his release from the Mexican League when an opportunity with Atlanta became available. Perez's versatility and wealth of MLB experience could make him a candidate for a promotion to the big club if he continues to produce well at Gwinnett.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Hernan Perez: Heading to KBO
Perez was granted his release by the Brewers on Sunday and agreed to a contract with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The 30-year-old signed with the Brewers in early May after beginning the season with the Nationals, and he'd been hitting well at Triple-A Nashville with a .357/.396/.536 slash line in 23 games. Perez struggled in 13 major-league appearances between the Nationals and Cubs over the past two years, and he'll attempt to revitalize his career in South Korea.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Hernan Perez: Back with Brewers
Perez signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on Friday and was assigned to Triple-A Nashville.
Perez spent parts of five seasons in Milwaukee from 2015 to 2019. The Brewers have faced far more than their fair share of injuries this season, so the veteran utility man could eventually fill a bench role. It's not clear he's the solution to their problems, however, as he's a career .250/.280/.382 hitter who hasn't posted a wRC+ north of 80 since 2016.... See More ... See Less
Hernan Perez: Elects free agency
Perez cleared outright waivers Thursday and elected free agency, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Perez was cast off the Nationals' 40-man roster Tuesday after he hit .053 with 10 strikeouts in 19 at-bats to begin the season. Rather than accepting his outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester, the 30-year-old will now be free to sign elsewhere as a free agent.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Hernan Perez: Designated for assignment
Perez was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The veteran made the team's Opening Day roster and started four of the first five games, but his playing time fell off dramatically after that, as he started just one of the next 19 games. In 21 trips to the plate, he posted a .196 OPS. He doesn't offer much at the plate, but his defensive versatility could help him land somewhere in a bench role.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Hernan Perez: Playing time drops
Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The 30-year-old started the first three games of the season but now finds himself on the bench for the second time in the past three games. Perez won't have an everyday role in the lineup, but he should continue to split time at second base with Luis Garcia and Jordy Mercer until Josh Harrison (COVID-19 protocols) returns from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Hernan Perez: Not starting Friday
Perez is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Perez started the first three games of the season but will move to the bench for Friday's contest. Luis Garcia will start at the keystone and bat seventh for the Nationals.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Hernan Perez: Included in Opening Day lineup
Perez will start at second base and bat sixth in Tuesday's season opener versus Atlanta.
Initially expected to begin the season in a utility role, Perez now appears to have a path to full-time job after Josh Harrison was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday. Though he'll get the nod at second base with southpaw Drew Smyly on the bump, Perez will still have to fend off the lefty-hitting Luis Garcia for starts against right-handed pitching while Harrison remains in quarantine.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Hernan Perez: Secures roster spot
Perez's contract was selected by the Nationals on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Perez was on track to win an Opening Day roster spot this spring, and he was officially added to the 40-man roster Saturday after Luis Garcia and Carter Kieboom were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Perez should serve as the primary backup behind Starlin Castro (hamstring) and Josh Harrison at second and third base to begin the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Hernan Perez: Could earn bench role
Perez appears to be in the lead to win the final spot on the Nationals' bench, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
The Nats already have a versatile utility player in Josh Harrison, but Perez would give them additional depth all around the diamond as he's played at least 28 MLB games at every position except pitcher and catcher. The 29-year-old's career .667 OPS isn't particularly exciting from a fantasy perspective, however. The biggest obstacle between Perez and a roster spot might be the health of the Nats' pitching staff -- with Stephen Strasburg (calf), Jon Lester (neck), Will Harris (arm) and Tanner Rainey (collarbone) all currently less than 100 percent, the team might decide to carry an extra reliever instead.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Hernan Perez: Invited to camp by Nationals
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.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Hernan Perez: Sent to satellite camp
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.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Hernan Perez: DFA'd by Cubs
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.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Hernan Perez: Starting Friday
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.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Hernan Perez: Contract selected by Cubs
Perez's contract was selected by the Cubs on Tuesday.
Perez spent the start of the season at the alternate camp, but he'll join the 40-man roster and major-league club to take the place of Steven Souza (hamstring) on the active roster. Southpaw Brad Wieck (knee/hamstring) was transferred to the 45-day injured list to clear space on the 40-man roster. Perez should fill a depth role for the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Hernan Perez: Added to player pool
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.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Hernan Perez: Signs with Cubs
Perez signed a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training with the Cubs on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Perez elected free agency after being outrighted to Triple-A by the Brewers in mid-October, and he'll remain in the National League Central for the start of spring training. The 28-year-old struggled in 2019 with a .228/.262/.379 slash line in 91 games, but his versatility remains a valuable commodity. Perez has played every position besides catcher in his career, so he could prove to be quality depth piece.... See More ... See Less
Hernan Perez: Elects free agency
Perez was outrighted to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday and elected free agency.
The 28-year-old struggled in 2019, hitting just .228/.262/.379 with 18 RBI and five stolen bases in 91 appearances. Perez saw diminished playing time, especially after Keston Hiura was promoted to the majors. Perez will now test free agency after declining returns over the past few seasons with the Brewers.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 213 lbs|
|Birthplace: Aragua, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|