The Indians should consider bringing back Oliver Perez. The Indians is in dire straights at the moment with regards to their starting pitching. They’re relying on a patchwork rotation at the moment, but their relief may just be a phone call away. Oliver Perez, who was released not long after the season started, is currently 39-years-old and still pitching in the Mexican leauge. Now, contracts with foreign leagues differ but most have a buyout clause in them to allow players to go back to the Majors.
The Colorado Rockies bullpen, despite pitching better than they had to start the season and much better than previous years, still is one of the weak spots for the team. Despite the fact that they have been better, Rockies manager Bud Black still said to the media before the game on Thursday that the bullpen has been the thing that has surprised him the most this year, in a bad way.
Cleveland announced on Wednesday they’ve designated left-handed reliever Óliver Pérez for assignment to make room on the active roster for Nick Wittgren. Pérez, still just 39, had not allowed an earned run yet this season in 3 2/3 innings. In that span, he allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out four.
The Indians made a roster move early on Wednesday, as the club brought back Nick Wittgren, designating veteran pitcher Oliver Perez for assignment. “For the most part, he was kind of pitching when we were in games that were spread out,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “That doesn’t necessarily fit...
Cleveland has activated reliever Nick Wittgren from the paternity list and designated left-handed reliever Oliver Pérez for assignment in a corresponding move. Manager Terry Francona was reportedly having a hard time finding spots for Pérez to pitch. According to The Athletic’s Zack Meisel, Pérez received the news last night and thanked every teammate and member of Cleveland’s travel staff. He made a point to seek out rookie lefty reliever Kyle Nelson to “wish him luck and to encourage him to seize the opportunity.”
The Indians have designated pitcher Oliver Perez for assignment. The Indians are one of the best teams to cover in baseball. They’re always fun, have great prospects to look forward to, and whether they’re winning or losing, always provide great talking points. The other reason, however, that the Indians are such a joy to cover is that, at least over the last seven or eight years, have largely been a well-run, sensible organization. Yes, they have their limitations, but they don’t make boneheaded moves; just unpopular ones. Yet, designating Oliver Perez for assignment is a head-scratcher.
Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren returned from the paternity list on Wednesday, resulting in veteran left-hander Oliver Perez being designated for assignment. Wittgren welcomed the birth of a baby boy early Monday morning and was placed on the paternity list, on which players can remain for up to three days. Left-hander Kyle Nelson was brought up to the majors in his place.
Perez pitched a scoreless one-third of an inning in Saturday's 11-3 win over the Tigers. Perez relieved starter Aaron Civale with two outs in the eighth inning. Victor Reyes got aboard with an error, but Perez got Akil Baddoo to fly out to end the inning. The 39-year-old Perez pitched 18 innings in 21 appearances last year, posting a 2.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB. He had three holds and one save. The southpaw isn't in Cleveland's closer conversation in 2021.
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CLEVELAND — Oliver Pérez’s long baseball odyssey spins on. The reliable and crafty reliever agreed Thursday to a minor league deal with the Indians, who invited the left-hander to big league training camp to give him a shot to make their bullpen. Pérez has spent the past three seasons with Cleveland, appearing in 139 games.
Oliver Pérez is headed back to Cleveland on a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training, according to Jon Heyman. Pérez, 39, will join fellow vet and over-35 member Blake Parker as Cleveland’s last-minute bullpen additions ahead of spring training. He is, as of right now, one of a handful of lefties vying for a spot in the ‘pen, along with Kyle Nelson, Anthony Gose, and whoever doesn’t make the starting rotation between Scott Moss, Sam Hentges, and Logan Allen.
CLEVELAND -- - The Indians are bringing back reliable and crafty reliever Oliver Pérez. The 39-year-old agreed Thursday to a minor league deal with Cleveland, which also invited the left-hander to big league training camp. Pérez. has spent the past three seasons with the Indians, appearing in 139 games. The...
The Indians and veteran left-handed reliever Oliver Perez have agreed to a new deal, reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter). It’s a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, tweets Tom Withers of the Associated Press. The 39-year-old Perez has spent the past three seasons in Cleveland. Perez is represented by the Boras Corporation.
Oliver Perez, 39, is back with Cleveland after inking a minor league deal with the team according to Jon Heyman. Perez has spent the last three seasons with Cleveland while being an integral part of their bullpen. Assuming Perez cracks the roster out of spring training, he stands to start...