Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:18:04 -0700
The Texas Rangers released RP Rafael Perez Thursday, April 17.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:26:25 -0700
The Texas Rangers optioned RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) to minor league camp Tuesday, March 25, so that he can continue his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Also, the team re-assigned RPs Aaron Poreda and Rafael Perez to the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Those who assumed Feliz would fall back into the closer role immediately to start the season turned out to be wrong. Joakim Soria will open as Texas' closer. Feliz's velocity just wasn't what they were hoping for, so they'll let him iron out those kinks in the minors. He won't automatically get the ninth-inning gig back once he's back to peak form, though, unless Soria struggles mightily before then. You can safely drop Feliz in mixed leagues.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:45:59 -0800
The Texas Rangers have signed RP Rafael Perez (Red Sox) to a minor league contract, with an invitation to major league spring training camp.
Fri, 24 May 2013 11:23:53 -0700
The Boston Red Sox signed free-agent RP Rafael Perez (Twins) to a minor league deal Thursday, May 23.
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:08:15 -0700
The Minnesota Twins released RP Rafael Perez Friday, May 17. He was pitching for Triple-A Rochester.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 01:16:49 -0700
Minnesota Twins P Rafael Perez (shoulder) threw an inning at extended spring training on Friday, April 19, but his comeback continues to progress slowly. "He was fine," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "His arm strength is still not quite where it needs to be, but there were no setbacks."
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:52:50 -0700
The Minnesota Twins reassigned SP Rich Harden and RP Rafael Perez to minor league camp Friday, March 29.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:38:13 -0800
Minnesota Twins RP Rafael Perez can earn $1.2 million if he makes the roster out of spring training.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:13:26 -0800
Minnesota Twins RP Rafael Perez will be stretched out as a starter this spring although he's never started in the majors. "He liked the possibility of stretching out and possibly starting for us, which is what he did throughout the Minors," assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "We just told him if he's one of our best starters, we're not going to turn a blind eye to anything. And if not, he's fine in the bullpen."
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:42:01 -0800
Minnesota Twins RP Rafael Perez (shoulder) is fully healthy after coming off shoulder surgery last September, and he'll receive an invite to spring training.