The Indians may have many new, young faces on their squad for the upcoming season, but the club will have veterans presence in Cleveland.
On Friday morning, the Indians announced that they would have re-signed Free Agent Oliver Perez for the 2019 season. The contract includes an exercise option for & # 39; 20.
The Indians may have many new, young faces on their squad for the upcoming season, but the club will be veteran in Cleveland.
Friday Morning The Indians announced that they have re-signed Free Agent Oliver Perez for the 201
37-year-old Perez joined the Indians on June 2 last season after being released from the Yankees' Triple A subsidiary, Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, in the Bullpen tribe. The left-hander led the team with 15 holds, and he released an ERA of 1.39 with 43 strikes, seven walks and a .742 WHIP in 31 1/3 innings. Perez had scoreless appearances in 46 of his 51 games, while for left-handers he only scored 0.494 and right-handed was only 0.44. Of the remaining free-agent aides, he had the second-highest value of the war (1.1) last season, following Boston's Craig9557 (19459005) (19459005) (1.5).
 Brad Hand and ] Adam Cimber at the non-waiver trade deadline last season has helped make the tribe at least somewhat secure in its aid corps The 2019 season has received, but the addition of Perez strengthens the Bullpen after Andrew Miller signed at the Cardinals and Cody Allen went to the Angels while Josh Tomlin remained a free agent. To Cleveland's Other Internal Relief Options Count Neil Ramirez Nick Goody Tyler Olson Dan Otero Jon Edwards Cody Anderson AJ Cole James Hoyt Justin Grimm and a healthy Danny Salazar .
Mexico-born Culiacan enters his 17th season He is currently in third place in most leagues (603) and strike-outs (1,479) of a Mexican-born pitcher in MLB history (603). Perez has worn eight major league uniforms in his career and posted a collective 4.39 ERA (1939) in 603 games with 9.5 attacks per nine innings.
Mandy Bell covers the Indians for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter at @ MandyBell02 .