Juan Pérez (outfielder)

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Juan Pérez
Acereros de Monclova – No. 4
Outfielder
Born: (1986-11-13) November 13, 1986 (age 32)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 9, 2013, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average.224
Home runs2
Runs batted in13
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Juan Carlos Pérez (born November 13, 1986) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican League. Pérez attended DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City. Not chosen in the Major League Baseball Draft, he attended Western Oklahoma State College.[1]

Career[edit]

San Francisco Giants[edit]

The Giants drafted Pérez in the 13th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. The Giants added Pérez to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[2] He made his MLB debut for the Giants on June 9, 2013 at a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Pérez played in 6 games and received 14 at-bats during the 2014 World Series. Pérez was chosen to start Game 7 in left field over newly-converted first baseman Travis Ishikawa due to his superior defense.[3]

After the 2015 season, he was selected to the roster for the Dominican Republic national baseball team at the 2015 WBSC Premier12.[4]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On December 21, 2015, Pérez signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs. He spent 2016 with the Iowa Cubs, where he batted .276 with 9 home runs and 57 RBI's.[5]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

On December 14, 2016, Pérez signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers that included an invitation to spring training.[6] He was released on August 8, 2017.

Acereros de Monclova[edit]

On April 23, 2018, Pérez signed with the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican Baseball League.[7] He was released on May 4, 2018. Pérez re-signed with the team on July 27, 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.si.com/mlb/2014/10/27/world-series-juan-perez-giants-oscar-taveras-friend-death
  2. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121120&content_id=40386322&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
  3. ^ "Shifting Juan Perez Toward Left-Field Line In Game 7 Changed World Series For Giants". Sports Illustrated. March 23, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "DOM Roster". World Baseball Softball Confederation: WBSC. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=543633#/career/R/hitting/2016/ALL
  6. ^ Beck, Jason (January 10, 2017). "Tigers sign Minors contracts with 22 players". MLB.com. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Juan Carlos Pérez Nuevo Acerero" (in Spanish). April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.

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