MLB Free Agency: Texas Rangers sign reliever Rafael Perez

April 22, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Indians pitcher Rafael Perez (53) prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Indians 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

April 22, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Indians pitcher Rafael Perez (53) prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Indians 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers and 31 year old left handed reliever Rafael Perez were able to agree on a minor league contract according to Chris Cotillo on Twitter.

The deal that was agree’d upon between the two parties does include an invitation to Spring Training. Which means he’ll be reporting here within a couple weeks when the pitchers and catchers are scheduled to arrive. Perez spent the entire 2013 season in the minors with the Minnesota Twins after he signed a contract with the organization on February 14th of last year.

He posted a 2.60 ERA and a K/BB ratio over 32/8 over 32 2/3 innings of work between Twins’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. Not bad, so he should be a nice low risk signing for the Texas Rangers. If it all works out, he could end up with the 25 man roster and pitching out of the bullpen.

Hopefully he’s able to carry over that performance from the Twins farm system to the Rangers big league team. Only time will tell ladies and gentlemen.

Topics: Rafael Perez, Texas Rangers

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