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Orioles News: Tendered contracts, Cionel Perez, and other MLB News

Welcome to today’s Orioles news recap! It was a busy Friday around baseball as all 30 teams were tasked to decide which arbitration-eligible players would be tendered contracts or released before the 8:00 PM EST deadline. Orioles: to tender or not to tender?. The Orioles had six arbitration-eligible players...
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Baltimore Orioles 2022 Report Card: Cionel Perez

Cionel Perez was a revelation for the Orioles this season. The Baltimore Orioles now have a reputation for turning waiver claims into Major League contributors, and Cionel Perez is one of the clearest success stories. After a dreadful 2021 season with the Reds where his ERA was above six, he became one of the best relievers on the Orioles. Alongside the (literally) lights-out Felix Bautista, Perez enters 2023 as the setup man and by far the best lefty.
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Cionel Pérez transformed from waiver-wire fodder to dominant setup man in Baltimore

The roster move registered with barely a blip last Nov. 24: Orioles claim Cionel Pérez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Yawn. At the time, it seemed just another in an endless line of inconsequential waiver claims, another pickup of a no-name, roster-filler journeyman. Most Orioles fans, hoping for the club to make a splashy move before the impending Dec. 1 lockout, paid no mind to the minor addition of a control-challenged left-hander who might never pitch for the team.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: In mix to close

Manager Brandon Hyde named Perez, Felix Bautista and Dillon Tate as the candidates to serve as Baltimore's closer after Jorge Lopez was traded to Minnesota, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. The three have operated as setup men for the Orioles this year, and the group will now be...
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Rapid Questions with Cionel Pérez

What’s your favorite ballpark to play in and why?. San Diego, I love that stadium. I love stadiums that are really close to the ocean and it’s a beautiful city all around. Since I was young I was in baseball, so I always imagined myself as a professional baseball player.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: Takes first loss

Perez (4-1) allowed a run on one hit and struck out two in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Tuesday versus the Mariners. Perez put J.P. Crawford aboard with two outs in the eighth inning. Felix Bautista then gave up a pair of hits, allowing two runs to score, with the decisive one going on Perez's line for his first loss of the year. This is just the fourth time in 29 appearances the southpaw has been charged with a run, and he still has a steady 1.52 ERA despite a 1.48 WHIP and 23:11 K:BB across 23.2 innings. Perez has added a save and nine holds as a high-leverage option for the Orioles this year.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: Snags hold Friday

Perez struck out one in 1.1 perfect innings to earn a hold in Friday's 4-1 win over the White Sox. Perez is enjoying a solid June, allowing two runs over seven innings with a win, a save and five holds in nine appearances. The southpaw has navigated trouble effectively, as his tiny 1.23 ERA stands in contrast to a shaky 1.45 WHIP and 21:11 K:BB through 22 innings overall. With a 3.43 FIP, there's likely some room for regression, but he's added nine holds and a 4-0 record, so he'll continue to see high-leverage work until hitters take advantage of his generosity.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: Picks up first save

Perez earned the save, allowing a walk and a hit in the ninth inning of a 10-7 win Sunday in Kansas City. Perez wasn't at his best, throwing only 12 of his 23 pitches for strikes, but he got the job done to record his first big-league save. Jorge Lopez had pitched in consecutive games, so Perez got the opportunity to close it out in a three-run game. Despite his 1.36 WHIP, the lefty has limited runs and has a 0.98 ERA in 18.1 innings.
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Connection on farm with Holt paying off now for Cionel Pérez

Orioles lefty reliever Cionel Pérez, who is having a big year out of the bullpen, was a member of the high Single-A Buies Creek Astros in 2017. He pitched in just 25 1/3 innings for that team, but his pitching coach was Chris Holt. The same guy who is Baltimore's pitching coach now.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: Picks up win Wednesday

Perez (4-0) allowed a hit and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings, earning the win Wednesday over the Mariners. Starter Kyle Bradish couldn't complete five innings, so Perez entered the game and got credit for the win. The 26-year-old reliever has earned all four of his wins and two of his four holds in his last 10 outings, and he hasn't allowed any runs in his last seven games. Overall, the southpaw has a 0.55 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 17:7 K:BB across 16.1 innings.

Cionel Perez reignited the Baltimore Orioles for the series win

After one inning, the Baltimore Orioles were in trouble Sunday afternoon. As the embers of the game faded, Cionel Perez was there to reignite the O’s to a win. The Baltimore Orioles have had three, count em, three walk-offs in their past four games. When Spenser Watkins went out early due to getting hit with the ball, and the Rays drove the score up quickly, most hope was gone. However, they kept chipping away, and finally when almost all hope was lost, they got it done in extras.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: Snags win in extras

Perez (2-0) earned the win Sunday versus the Rays. He allowed a hit and two walks while striking out three in two scoreless innings. Perez worked the 10th and 11th innings after a rain delay, and he was able to keep the Rays at bay long enough for the Orioles to get the win. Through eight appearances in May, the southpaw has allowed just one run in 7.2 innings. He owns a 0.66 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 15:7 K:BB with three holds in 16 outings overall. His solid pitching, albeit somewhat lucky, has earned him a high-leverage relief role.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: Earns win Wednesday

Perez (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two scoreless innings, earning the win Wednesday versus the Twins. Perez followed starter Kyle Bradish, who was limited to 70 pitches in four innings. Perez delivered the first two of five scoreless innings from the Orioles' bullpen to maintain the lead. The southpaw has yet to yield a run through 10 appearances this season, though he's also posted a 1.33 WHIP, 8:4 K:BB and two holds across nine innings.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: Picks up second hold

Perez allowed a hit and struck out one to earn a hold in Friday's 5-3 win over the Angels. Perez has two holds through six appearances this season. He's covered five innings without allowing a run -- he's only given up four hits with a 6:1 K:BB. The Orioles' bullpen began the season with few defined roles, which has allowed Perez to step up as a high-leverage arm early in the season, a role he'll likely maintain as long as he continues to produce positive results.
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Orioles' Cionel Perez: Finishes spring strong

Perez allowed one walk in a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Perez wrapped up spring training in good form -- he pitched six scoreless innings with a 7:2 K:BB and three hits allowed in six appearances. The southpaw struggled to a 6.38 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 25:20 K:BB in 24 innings with the Reds last season, but the Orioles clearly saw enough potential in him to claim him on waivers in November. Given the lack of proven relievers in Baltimore, Perez is likely to begin 2022 in a low-leverage role with the chance to seize more responsibility if he can keep his momentum going from the spring.
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