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2015 MARINERS

RAFAEL PEREZ
POSITION: Left-Handed Pitcher
AGE: 32, turns 33 May 15
BORN: 5-15-82 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
BATS: Left
THROWS: Left HEIGHT: 6-3
WEIGHT: 195
ML SERVICE: 5 years, 157 days
ACQUIRED: Signed as a minor league free agent on Feb. 12, 2015
PRONUNCIATION: PEHR-ez
**Non-Roster Invitee**
2014:
• Bouncing Around - Appeared in 24 games (16 starts) with AAA Round Rock (Texas
organization), Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz (Mexican League) and AAA Indianapolis
(Pittsburgh organization).
• The Totals - Combined to go 6-7 with a 2.87 ERA (33 ER, 103.1 IP).
• As a Starter - In 16 starts went 6-6, 2.97 ERA (30 ER, 91.0 IP).
• The Bullpen - Made 8 relief appearances going 0-1, 2.19 ERA (3 ER, 12.1 IP).
• Strong Finish - After signing with Pittsburgh as a minor league free agent in July, went
3-1 with a 1.77 ERA (11 ER, 56.0 IP) in 10 appearances (8 starts).
• Winter League - Pitched for Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League…went
0-2, 2.31 ERA in 15 games (6 GS)…went 3-1, 0.84 ERA (3 ER, 32.0 IP) in 6 playoff starts…
made one start in the Caribbean Series, tossing 5.1 scoreless innings vs. Cuba.
PERSONAL: Rafael Jerome Perez…resides in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with
wife, Cruz Aurora, and two kids.
CAREER: Originally signed by Cleveland as a non-drafted free agent on Jan. 25, 2002…
appeared in 338 career Major League games (all in relief) with the Indians from 2006-2012
(21-12, 3.64 ERA, 3 SV)…has not pitched in the Majors since 2012 with the Indians…
made 268 relief appearances over 4-season stretch from 2008-2011 tied for the most
amongst AL relievers during that span (with Craig Breslow).
2002: Made pro debut with the Indians-2 in the Dominican Summer League…ranked 2nd in
the DSL with a 0.96 ERA (8 ER, 75.1 IP) while going 7-1 in 13 starts.
2003: Named Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year at Burlington, leading the league in
wins (9-3) and ERA (1.70) while finishing 2nd in innings (69.0) and 5th in strikeouts (93).
2004: Spent the year at A Lake County…won 6 straight decisions from June 11-Aug. 6, and
won 7 of his last 8 decisions on the year.
2005: Split the season between A Kinston and AA Akron as his career-high 12 wins were
T3rd in the Indians organization…promoted to Akron on June 27…at the time of the
promotion 8 wins were T1st in the Carolina League.
2006: Converted reliever made the rise to the big leagues all the way from AA Akron,
spending 3 stints with the Indians: April 20, June 9-July 17, and Sept. 5-end of season…
began the year in the Akron rotation…made ML debut April 20 at BAL (1.0 IP, 2 SO).
2007: Had 2 stints with Tribe, including a call-up for good on May 28…posted career lows
with a 1.78 ERA and 0.923 WHIP, also career-best 4.13 SO/BB ratio…ranked among AL
relief leaders in ERA (3rd) and opponents avg. (6th, .187)…allowed just 6 of 37 (16.2%)
inherited runners to score, 6th-best in the league, and his first batter average of .049 (241) was lowest in the league (retired 40 of 44 first batters)…recorded first ML win Aug. 23
at Detroit and first ML save Sept. 5 at MIN…lefties hit .145 (12x82) with .241 SLG…made
6 appearances in the playoffs with the Indians falling a game short of the World Series.
2008: Set career highs in appearances (73), innings (76.1), strikeouts (86) and games finished
(14)…ranked T6th in AL in both appearances and relief innings, was 3rd in relief strikeouts
and T3rd with team-high 25 holds…recorded 10.1 K/9.0 IP.
2009: Had three separate stints with the Indians combining for 54 relief appearances…
tossed 3.0 scoreless innings for Dominican Republic in World Baseball Classic,.
2010: Recorded a 1.97 ERA (10 ER, 46.0 IP) over his last 51 games beginning June 1…55 of
his 70 appearances were scoreless…T10th in the AL in appearances (70).
2011: Finished T2nd in the AL in appearances (71) and T10th in relief wins (5)…allowed
15.9% (7 of 44) of inherited runners to score.
2012: Limited to 8 relief appearances with the Indians…shut down for the season in
September and underwent an arthroscopic debridement of his left shoulder on Sept. 26
at the Morgan Kalman Clinic in Wilmington, DE, surgery performed by Dr. Craig Morgan…

PEREZ (continued)

PEREZ’s PLAYING RECORD

YEAR
CLUB
W-L ERA G GS CG
SHO
SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2002
DSL Indians-2 7-1
0.96
13
13 1 0
0
75.1 58 14 8 3 1 16 81 6 0
2003
Burlington
9-3
1.70 13 12 0 0 0 69.0 56 23 13 1 5 16 63 4 0
2004
Lake County
7-6
4.85 23 22 0 0 0
115.0 121 75 62 9 8 47 99 12 3
Kinston
0-0
11.57 1 1 0 0
0 4.2 10 6 6 1 0 2 3 0 0
2005
Kinston
8-5
3.36 14 14 0 0 0 77.2 54 33 29 6 2 32 48 7 0
Akron
4-3
1.76 15 8 0 0 1 66.2 53 22 13 5 2 12 46 3 0
2006
Akron
4-5
2.81 12 12 1 1 0 67.1 53 25 21 3 3 22 53 7 0
CLEVELAND
0-0
4.38
18 0 0 0
0
12.1 10 6 6 2 0 6 15 4 1
Buffalo
0-3
2.63
13 0 0 0
0
27.1 20 11 8 0 2 8 33 6 0
2007
Buffalo
3-3
3.66 8 7 0 0 0 46.2 53 27 19 3 1 11 31 2 0
CLEVELAND
1-2
1.78 44 0 0 0 1 60.2 41 15 12 5 0 15 62 4 0
2008
CLEVELAND
4-4
3.54 73 0 0 0 2 76.1 67 32 30 8 2 23 86 3 0
2009
CLEVELAND
4-3
7.31 54 0 0 0 0 48.0 66 41 39 5 2 25 32 1 2
Columbus
1-0
0.83
16 0 0 0
3
21.2 23 3 2 0 1 5 23 1 0
2010
CLEVELAND
6-1
3.25 70 0 0 0 0 61.0 72 23 22 3 0 25 36 6 0
2011
CLEVELAND
5-2
3.00 71 0 0 0 0 63.0 59 27 21 2 0 19 33 3 1
2012
CLEVELAND
1-0
3.52 8 0 0 0
0 7.2 5 3 3 1 0 4 4 0 1
Akron #
0-0
0.00 3 1 0 0
0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Columbus #
0-0
0.00 2 0 0 0
0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2013
Rochester
1-0
2.25 4 0 0 0
0 4.0 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 0
Portland
2-2
2.64
25 0 0 0
6
30.2 27 9 9 3 1 5 30 1 0
2014
Round Rock
0-1
7.36 4 0 0 0
0 3.2 4 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 0
Veracruz
3-5
3.92 10 8 0 0 0 43.2 56 24 19 4 1 8 42 0 0
Indianapolis
3-1
1.77 10 8 0 0 0 56.0 56 15 11 2 2 12 34 1 0
Minor Lg Totals
49-33 2.75 176 98 2 1 10 671.2 593 267 205 38 28 192 551 50 3
Mexican Lg Totals
3-5
3.92 10 8 0 0 0 43.2 56 24 19 4 1 8 42 0 0
ML Totals
21-12 3.64 338 0 0 0 3 329.0 320 147 133 26 4 117 268 21 5

YEAR
CLUB, OPP
2007
CLE vs. NYY

YEAR
CLUB, OPP
2007
CLE vs. BOS

DIVISION SERIES

W-L ERA G GS CG
SHO
SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
1-0
1.50 3 0 0 0
0 6.0 3 1 1 1 0 1 6 0 0

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

W-L ERA G GS CG
SHO
SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
0-0
45.00 3 0 0 0
0 1.0 7 8 5 2 0 2 0 0 0

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC

YEAR
CLUB
W-L ERA G GS CG
SHO
SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2009
Dominican Republic
0-0
0.00 3 0 0 0
0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

PEREZ’s CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by Cleveland as a non-drafted free agent, Jan. 25, 2002.
— On disabled list April 26, 2012-end of season with a left lat strain…included rehab
assignments with AA Akron and AAA Columbus.
— Signed by Minnesota as a minor league free agent, Feb. 20, 2013.
— Signed by Boston as a minor league free agent, May 21, 2013.
— Signed by Texas as a minor league free agent, Jan. 18, 2014.
— Signed by Veracruz in the Mexican League, May 11, 2014.
— Signed by Pittsburgh as a minor league free agent, July 12, 2014.
— Signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent, Feb. 12, 2015.

2015 MARINERS

last ML outing was April 25 vs. KC (1.0 IP, 0 R, 2 BB)…placed on 15-day DL on April 26
with a strained left lat…shut down during July rehab stint with left shoulder fatigue…
returned to rehab with AAA Columbus, but suffered sprained right ankle.
2013: Split the season between the Minnesota and Boston organizations…went 3-2, 2.60
ERA with 6 saves in 29 appearances with AA Portland and AAA Rochester…signed
with Boston as a minor league free agent on May 21 and spent duration of season in
the Eastern League…pitched for Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League,
posting 1.69 ERA in the regular season (21 G) and 2.31 ERA in the playoffs (9 G).
POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Appeared in 6 games in the 2007 postseason with the
Indians…recorded 1.50 ERA (1 ER, 6.0 IP) in 3 appearances in the ALDS vs. NYY.