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Reds agrees on a deal with Oliver Perez

The veteran pitcher will have another chance at the MLB

Oliver Pérez

Oliver Pérez | AP

As the Cincinnati Reds still in their rebuilding process, they are willing to give Mexican pitcher Oliver Perez another shot, after agreeing to a minor league deal with the pitcher. There were rumors that Perez will be playing in the Mexican Summer League this year.

 

According to Mark Sheldon's information from MLB.com, Oliver Perez will compete for a spot at the Reds' bullpen and he will assist to the team's Spring Training camp. The details of the deal have not been revealed yet.

 

The Reds will be Perez' 8th team in the Majors, having previously played for the Padres, Mets, Nationals, Astros, Pirates, D-Backs and Mariners during his 15-year-long MLB career. He started his career as a starting pitcher, but later he was moved to the bullpen due to struggles and injuries, having now being used as a left-handed batters specialist.

 

The Mexican holds a career record of 69-88, notching a 4.46 ERA and striking out 1,436 batters.

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