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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Rockies in 13 innings.
Perez came off the bench to replace starting third baseman Mike Moustakas, who was one of several regulars pulled from the contest after it became apparent that the Cardinals would defeat the Cubs and clinch the NL Central crown. Though he was one of the few Brewers batters to provide an impact in the extra-inning loss, Perez isn't a lock to be included on the team's roster for their wild-card matchup Tuesday versus the Nationals. He concluded the 2019 regular season with a .228/.262/.379 slash line over 246 plate appearances.
Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 10-5 loss to the Cubs.
Perez took Jose Quintana deep with a two-run homer to give the Brewers a 2-1 lead in the second inning. The long ball was the sixth of the season for the utility man, who has struggled to land a consistent spot in the lineup. Perez is batting .241/.277/.382 across 191 at-bats.
Perez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Perez cracked the lineup at shortstop in three of the past four contests, with all of his starts coming against southpaws. He'll be back on the bench with a right-hander (Kyle Gibson) on the hill for Minnesota and looks like he'll be limited to the short side of a platoon with Orlando Arcia.
Perez's contract was selected from Triple-A San Antonio prior to Friday's game against the Rangers.
He was designated for assignment earlier this year but went unclaimed and is now back on the 40-man roster. Perez will serve as a backup infielder. Travis Shaw was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
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|2010||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||124||473||45||111||15||0||5||50||25||98||5||1||.235||.273||.298|
|2011||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||129||503||69||130||23||3||8||42||38||87||23||6||.258||.314||.364|
|2012||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||124||441||50||115||11||4||5||44||24||70||27||4||.261||.298||.338|
|2013||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||16||67||3||20||3||0||0||4||5||7||4||0||.298||.356||.343|
|2014||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||133||547||69||157||32||7||6||53||36||65||21||6||.287||.331||.404|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||27||107||18||31||10||0||5||19||14||23||6||0||.290||.372||.523|