Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:09:59 -0800
The Washington Nationals showed an interest in free-agent P Oliver Perez (Mariners) as recently as a week ago, and they still have interest, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:23:59 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is not revealing his plans for the March 31 regular season opener against the Chicago Cubs. Whoever is tabbed for the assignment will be the seventh different opening day starter, as last year's selection, A.J. Burnett, is now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. The last Pittsburgh pitcher to start consecutive opens was SP Oliver Perez in 2005-06.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:53:07 -0800
Agent Scott Boras said his clients, free-agent RP Oliver Perez (Mariners), 2B Jeff Baker (Rangers), RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles) and Korean P Suk-Min Yoon, are all very close to signing deals.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:10:52 -0800
The Washington Nationals are interested in free-agent RP Eric O'Flaherty (elbow), who is coming off Tommy John surgery. They have not made an offer but remain in contact with him. The Nats are one of six teams to show interest in him. O'Flaherty is likely seeking a one-year deal since he'll miss at least the first month of next season. Washington is also interested in free-agent RPs Boone Logan (Yankees), Scott Downs (Braves), J.P. Howell (Dodgers) and Oliver Perez (Mariners).
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:30:59 -0800
The Washington Nationals remain in on free-agent RP Oliver Perez (Mariners). His old team, the Seattle Mariners, and the San Diego Padres are interested in Perez, too.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:20:37 -0800
The Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres are interested in free-agent RP Oliver Perez (Mariners).
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:14:42 -0800
The Washington Nationals are interested in free-agent RPs Boone Logan (Yankees) and Oliver Perez (Mariners). They may also consider going after free-agent RPs J.P. Howell (Dodgers) and Manny Parra (Reds), whom the Nationals spoke to last offseason.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:21:45 -0700
Seattle Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson said the team will go back to a committee approach to the ninth inning after RP Tom Wilhelmsen blew the save Thursday, Aug. 1.
Fantasy Tip: Thompson mentioned that they'll approach the ninth based on situations, meaning he's likely to go with either Yoervis Medina or Wilhelmsen against righties and Oliver Perez against lefties. The darkhorse here would be Danny Farquhar. Grab Perez or Medina in deep mixed leagues if you're desperate for a bump in saves.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:38:19 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are active in trade discussions that involve RP Tom Wilhelmsen and RP Oliver Perez, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: If the M's were able to deal both players, save situations would likely be handled on a committee basis. Yoervis Medina would probably be the top candidate for them, however. Stephen Pryor (lat) and Carter Capps (on the farm) could also factor in eventually.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:36:43 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are not searching for a closer on the trade market thanks to the success of RP Joaquin Benoit. Instead, they're looking for a pitcher to bolster their bullpen in the seventh or eighth innings. The Tigers don't have many options, though, and they're no longer looking at Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon. Detroit has already been shot down on Baltimore Orioles RP Francisco Rodriguez, Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins and Seattle Mariners RP Oliver Perez.
Fantasy Tip: This cements Benoit's value as Detroit's unquestioned closer, and he is in no current danger of getting booted from the ninth.