Birthday boy and Scranton Yankees beat writer Chad Jennings reports that the San Diego Padres have signed former Thunder relief pitcher Oneli Perez to a contract.
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And with that, the other 29 teams in Major League Baseball continue to systematically dismantle last year’s Trenton Thunder squad.
As for Perez, he was briefly on the Yankees 40-man roster after being acquired off of waivers from the Indians, but was designated for assignment, cleared waivers, and finished the season with the Thunder and Scranton.
He got off to a horrendous start with the Thunder, posting a 12.60 ERA in his first four games, but he eventually straightened himself out and was especially impressive during a late season spot start in which he struck out nine batters in just four innings.
Perez, who thankfully has enough fingers for the rings he earned with both Trenton and Scranton, only appeared in the postseason for the latter squad, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three appearances.
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