Eury Pérez

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Eury Pérez
Pittsburgh Pirates
Outfielder
Born: (1990-05-30) May 30, 1990 (age 26)
San Luis, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2012, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .254
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 5
Teams

Eury Eduardo Pérez (born May 30, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Nationals[edit]

Pérez participated in the 2010 All-Star Futures Game.[1] After the 2011 season, the Nationals added Pérez to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[2] He is regarded as a speedy outfielder with limited power and emerging hitting ability. In 2012, he broke out with the bat across multiple minor league levels, batting .314. His speed is also well discussed, as he stole 64 bases for Hagerstown in 2010 and 54 in 2012 for GCL, Harrisburg, Syracuse, and Washington.

Pérez was brought up by the Nationals from the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on May 11, 2013 when Jayson Werth was placed on the disabled list.[3]

On September 18, 2014, Pérez was designated for assignment by the Nationals.[4]

New York Yankees[edit]

On September 22, 2014 Pérez was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees.[5] On January 16, 2015, the Yankees designated Pérez for assignment.[6]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

On January 23, 2015, the Atlanta Braves claimed Pérez off waivers from the Yankees.[7] He was invited to spring training, and optioned to Triple–A Gwinnett on March 27.[8] He was recalled to the major league club on June 18.[9]

Houston Astros / Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

Pérez signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros organization in January 2016.[10] He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays on June 23, 2016.[11]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

On December 16, 2016, Pérez signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates that included an invitation to spring training.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kilgore, Adam (June 22, 2010). "Nationals Journal - Hagerstown comes to the Nationals Park". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Frisaro, Joe (November 18, 2011). "Nationals reclaim Cole Kimball as part of roster shuffle". MLB.com. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ladson, Bill (May 11, 2013). "Nats put Werth on DL with hamstring injury". MLB.com. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wagner, James (September 18, 2014). "Nationals claim Pedro Florimon on waivers from Twins". Washington Post. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Kuty, Brendan (September 22, 2014). "Yankees claim Eury Perez off waivers from Nationals". NJ.com. NJ Advance Media. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ Bowman, Mark (January 23, 2015). "Braves claim Perez off waivers from Yankees". MLB.com. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ O'Brien, David (January 23, 2015). "Braves claim speedy CF off waivers from Yankees". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Backup search still on as Braves option E. Perez". MLB.com. March 27, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ Collazo, Carlos (June 18, 2015). "Braves option Castro to Triple-A, recall Perez". MLB.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Astros Announce 2016 Non-Roster Invites to Spring Training". MLB.com. January 1, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  11. ^ Topkin, Marc (June 23, 2016). "Rays add OF Eury Perez to Durham roster". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ Adams, Steve (December 16, 2016). "Pirates Sign Josh Lindblom, Eury Perez To Minor League Deals". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 

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