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  1. Pirates sign Rafael Perez to a minor league deal

    Jul 12, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    The Pirates added some relief depth, signing Rafael Perez to a minor league deal on Saturday.

  2. Twins sign Rafael Perez to minor league deal

    Feb 14, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Minnesota has signed left-hander Rafael Perez to a minor-league contract, according to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Perez was non-tendered by the Indians in November following a season in which he was limited to eight appearances because of a shoulder injury that required surgery in September. However, prior to the shoulder…

  3. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

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    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  4. Indians designate Rafael Perez for assignment

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Rafael Perez would have been non-tendered Friday, but instead the Indians have decided to part ways with the left-handed reliever early and designated him for assignment. Perez has been one of the best, most underrated southpaw setup men in baseball for most of his seven-year career, posting a 3.01 ERA in 281 innings if you…

  5. Indians reliever Rafael Perez shut down for the season

    Sep 18, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian comes word that Indians left-hander Rafael Perez has been shut down for the remainder of the 2012 season after experiencing a setback in his throwing shoulder. Perez landed on the disabled list in late April with a strained left lat muscle, then suffered an ankle sprain when nearing a return to…

  6. Indians transfer reliever Rafael Perez to 60-day disabled list

    May 29, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Showing decreased velocity led to Rafael Perez being placed on the disabled list with a strained shoulder muscle in late April and yesterday the Indians transferred the left-hander to the 60-day DL, which means he’s not eligible to return until the end of June. Perez was initially expected to miss 4-6 weeks, but now he’ll…

  7. Decreased velocity leads to DL stint for Rafael Perez

    Apr 27, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Rafael Perez showed significantly diminished velocity in his last outing, with his fastball topping out in the mid-80s, and not surprisingly it turns out he was injured. Cleveland has placed Perez on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle in his shoulder, recalling Nick Hagadone from Triple-A to replace him on the roster. Perez…

  8. Ubaldo Jimenez loses no-hitter in seventh against Blue Jays

    Apr 7, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

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    2:43 p.m. EDT: Brett Lawrie broke up the no-hitter with a two-run single to center with two outs in the seventh. The runners had previously moved up on a wild pitch, allowing the single to tie the game at 2. Jimenez finished the seventh from there, but since he’s at 95 pitches now, there’s a…

  9. Springtime Storylines: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward?

    Apr 2, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians' catcher Carlos Santana waits for his turn at bat during their MLB spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward? Cleveland got…

  10. Would-be Yankee owner Steve Swindal now grooming prospects

    Mar 7, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Steve Swindal, originally the designated successor to George Steinbrenner, was at Yankees camp Wednesday, watching his daughter sing the national anthem and talking about his current enterprise; he runs a camp for prospects in the Dominican Republic. Swindal, former husband to Jennifer Steinbrenner, was supposed to to occupy the role currently held by Hal Steinbrenner.…

  11. Running down the rosters: Cleveland Indians

    Feb 18, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

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    Even after giving up their top two pitching prospects for Ubaldo Jimenez, the Indians couldn’t maintain their hot start last year and lost their last four games to finish under .500 at 80-82. The offseason saw them shopping from the scrap heap, which isn’t unusual, but even as they were forced to pick from largely…

  12. Indians and Rafael Perez avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 2, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Indians and lefty reliever Rafael Perez avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year, $2,005,000 contract. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, he can earn an additional $25,000 if he makes 55 appearances this season. Perez, who was arbitration-eligible for the third time this winter, requested $2.4 million and…

  13. Free agency not to their liking, Indians looking to trade for bat

    Dec 6, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

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    7:13 p.m. EST update: Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports that the Astros tried to interest the Indians in Carlos Lee, but that even covering half of his $18 million salary wasn’t enough to tempt Cleveland. Lee does offer a solid right-handed bat, but he’d have to come in at significantly less than $9 million to…

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