(4/1/2007) The A's sent SP Brad Halsey to the minors and designated Antonio Perez for assignment ob Sunday.
Antonio Perez turns heads this spring
(3/17/2007) INF Antonio Perez, who hit only .102 last season in limited action, has impressed this spring at the plate and with his active baserunning.
Perez playing hard
(3/12/2007) The Contra Costa Times reports Athletics IF Antonio Perez is hitting .346 this spring. Five of his hits have been for extra bases. The speedy infielder got his first stolen base on Sunday. "He's played very well," A's manager Bob Geren said. "We've gotten him a lot of action. Part of me thinks, 'Wow, he's playing a lot.' Then the other part of me says that's good for him. He didn't get to play much last year."
A's Perez plays in spring opener
(3/1/2007) A's INF Antonio Perez (finger) opened spring training in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Brewers. He went 1-for-3 with a single.
INF Perez needs work on confidence
(2/21/2007) A's reserve infielder Antonio Perez lowered expectations so low last year, with a .102 batting average, just about any hit he gets would be a surprise. He hit nearly .300 over two years for the Dodgers, so the talent is there. It's just a matter of getting enough at-bats to regain his confidence in the spring, then for manager Bob Geren to find a way to get him in the lineup during the season.
A's, UTL Perez avoid arbitration
(1/9/2007) The Athletics re-signed infielder Antonio Perez to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Perez, acquired in the trade that also brought outfielder Milton Bradley from the Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Andre Ethier, appeared in 54 games with the AL West champion A's last year, batting .102 with one home run and eight RBI. The 26-year-old hit .297 in 98 games and stole 11 bases with the Dodgers in 2005.
Perez takes X-rays on finger
(9/30/2006) Infielder Antonio Perez had X-rays taken on his bruised right index finger, which he injured trying to field a hard-hit single to 3B by Juan Rivera in Thursday's loss.
Perez gets rare string of starts
(7/16/2006) Antonio Perez started three consecutive games before sitting Sunday. He went 1-for-13.
Perez draws bases-loaded walk
(6/29/2006) Pinch-hitter Antonio Perez drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 14th inning, and the Oakland Athletics edged the San Diego Padres 6-5 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep in a matchup of the top two teams out West. After Oakland closer Huston Street squandered a two-run lead in the ninth, the A's rallied against Scott Cassidy (4-4) without getting a hit. They had three walks, including one intentional, a hit batsman and a sacrifice. Perez, hitting .082, got ahead of Cassidy 3-0. The right-hander threw two strikes, then missed outside to bring in Marco Scutaro, who drew a leadoff walk.
A's Perez gets rare start, homer
(6/10/2006) 3B Eric Chavez was out of the lineup Friday because his back was bothering him, and manager Ken Macha said he was concerned about whether Chavez would be able to play at all this weekend at Yankee Stadium. Antonio Perez started at third.
Antonio Perez starts Wednesday
(6/8/2006) 3B Eric Chavez was a late scratch from the starting lineup against Cleveland Wednesday because of lower back tightness. Antonio Perez started in his spot.
Perez could see increased at-bats
(5/31/2006) The A's were deciding who to bring up to fill Mark Ellis' (thumb) roster spot. Antonio Perez is on the big league roster and provides another infielder off the bench, so the A's might choose to add another position player or a pitcher. Infielder Mike Rouse and outfielder Hiram Bocachica could be candidates to be called up from Triple-A Sacramento. Keith Ginter, a second baseman who played 51 games for the A's in 2005, probably won't come to Oakland. "If we brought Ginter up, we would have to designate somebody," manager Ken Macha said. "We don't want to lose anybody."
Perez snaps 0-for-30 slump
(5/14/2006) Oakland's designated hitter, Antonio Perez, batted ninth and snapped an 0-for-30 slump that dated to last season with a two-out RBI single off Ron Villone in the eighth on Sunday in New York.
A's Perez in a serious slide
(5/11/2006) Antonio Perez, getting his second start with Eric Chavez (illness) out, was hitless in three at-bats on Wednesday, extending his season-opening drought to 0-for-21 with 11 strikeouts.
Perez's fate rests on Kendall
(5/8/2006) According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's have asked Jason Kendall to consider dropping his appeal to a four-game suspension; that way, they could use Milton Bradley's open roster spot for another catcher and not have to option out infielder Antonio Perez. Kendall was mulling over that possibility, but there's a decent chance his suspension will be reduced from four games to three, so he has good reason to pursue the appeal.
Antonio Perez receives rare start
(4/25/2006) Antonio Perez received the start at shortstop Monday in place of Bobby Crosby (triceps) because offense is needed in Arlington against the Texas Rangers.
Perez sees little work for Oakland
(4/18/2006) Antonio Perez has seen limited action for Oakland to start the regular season. He has no hits over his five plate appearances.
Perez likely to start Tuesday
(4/4/2006) Bobby Crosby, whose finger was bloodied and bruised by the cleats of Robinson Cano while tagging him out on a stolen base attempt, will be examined Tuesday by Dr. Jerrald R. Goldman and most likely will not play Tuesday night, according to A's manager Ken Macha.
Perez to run for the Big Hurt
(3/30/2006) Antonio Perez is expected to pinch run for Frank Thomas late in games this season. "Antonio has some speed," A's manager Ken Macha said. "The nice thing about having him is he can hit. In other years, I've refrained from using a pinch runner for my best hitters because there was a big drop-off. I'm not afraid to use Antonio. If the lineup turns around, we've got a capable guy in there."
Antonio Perez back in action
(3/29/2006) Antonio Perez was cleared to play Tuesday and went 1-for-2 off the bench for the Oakland A's. He had been sidelined after a foul ball bounced off the plate and hit him in the face.
Perez cleared to play
(3/29/2006) A's INF Antonio Perez was cleared to play after missing four days with dizziness caused when he fouled a ball off home plate and was hit in the nose on Thursday.
Perez still out of action
(3/28/2006) Antonio Perez is still being held out of the lineup as precaution after a ball he fouled off the plate hit him between the eyes Thursday against the L.A. Angels.
(3/27/2006) Antonio Perez, out since being hit in the head by a foul ball, will be out for a couple of more days, manager Ken Macha told MLB.com.
Antonio Perez impresses A's
(3/20/2006) Antonio Perez had four hits and two runs for the Oakland A's on Sunday. He has played better than the A's thought at shortstop, and he's impressed the coaches with his approach at the plate.
Oakland signs Antonio Perez
(3/3/2006) MLB.com reports the Oakland A's have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Kirk Saarloos, Chad Gaudin, Justin Duchscherer, Joe Blanton, Huston Street, Nick Swisher, Javier Herrera, Charles Thomas, Marco Scutaro and Antonio Perez.
A's impressed with Antonio Perez
(3/1/2006) MLB.com reports the Oakland Athletics have been impressed with Antonio Perez, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the Milton Bradley trade. "He had a tremendous year with the Dodgers," manager Ken Macha said. "I feel fortunate to get him in the trade with Bradley. He stays inside with his swing as good as anybody in camp. The ball jumps off his bat."
Antonio Perez could be a surprise
(2/22/2006) Antonio Perez was lost in the shuffle of the trade that landed Milton Bradley in Oakland. There's no starting job for Perez to win, but he can open eyes with a big spring and earn some playing time during the season.
Antonio Perez goes in Round 23
(2/20/2006) Antonio Perez was the 268th overall selection (Round 23) in the 2006 CBS SportsLine.com AL Experts League.
Dodgers shipping Perez to A's
(12/13/2005) Los Angeles' expected trade of outfielder Milton Bradley came to fruition Tuesday when the Dodgers shipped the troubled outfielder to Oakland along with infielder Antonio Perez in exchange for minor-league outfielder Andre Ethier, CBS.SportsLine.com has learned.
Perez to play some outfield?
(7/25/2005) IF Antonio Perez is working out in the outfield before games.
Antonio Perez drives in five
(7/7/2005) Perez was 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Wednesday's game at Colorado.
Perez returns after getting beaned
(6/2/2005) Antonio Perez, beaned by Cubs reliever Ryan Dempster in the 10th inning Tuesday night, was in the lineup Wednesday, batting second for the first time this season. "When you saw the mark on his helmet, you realize three inches lower it might have hit him on the side of the face," manager Jim Tracy said. "It was pretty dangerous."
L.A.'s Perez takes hold at 3B
(5/30/2005) 3B Antonio Perez is batting .733 over the past four games (11-for-15) and is hitting .593 (16-for-27) with five multihit games since coming off the DL on May 18.
Dodgers going with Perez at 3B
(5/23/2005) Antonio Perez, who has played mostly at second base, made his fourth career start at third Saturday and first since July 25, 2003, when he was playing for Tampa Bay. He became the sixth Dodger to start at third in 42 games. He started both games this weekend at third, going 3-for-6 and raising his season's average to .385. He had spent April on the DL with a hamstring injury.
Antonio Perez activated
(7:07 pm ET) The Dodgers activated Perez (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. He made a pinch-hitting appearance in the sixth inning and he struck out.
A. Perez back on Wednesday
(1:19 am ET) The Dodgers are expected to activate Antonio Perez (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.
Dodgers to play A. Perez at 3B
(5/17/2005) INF Antonio Perez, sidelined since April 9 because of a strained left hamstring, will finish a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday and then rejoin the Dodgers. "We'll play him some at third base and see how it goes," Tracy said. "I don't see what good it does for a guy to go through a three-week rehab assignment and then bring him up here and have him sit around a lot." He was hitting .232 with two homers, six RBI, eight runs and two stolen bases in his Triple-A rehab assignment.
Dodgers' Perez hitting .320 in rehab
(5/10/2005) Antonio Perez went 2-for-3 with a double in his Triple-A rehab assignment Monday night. He struck out, too, but is hitting .320 now. He played third base, and with Jose Valentin out, Perez could be activated as used at that position with the Dodgers very soon.
Dodgers INF Perez nears return
(5/3/2005) INF Antonio Perez (strained left hamstring) had two hits in three at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.
Dodgers' A. Perez to start rehab
(4/27/2005) Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said INF Antonio Perez, sidelined with a strained left hamstring, is also scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday night with Las Vegas.
Dodgers place 2B Perez on DL
(4/10/2005) The Dodgers placed infielder Antonio Perez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Perez was injured leaving the batter's box during the Dodgers' 8-7 victory Friday night. He stayed in the game but his condition worsened during the contest, manager Jim Tracy said. That game was the utility infielder's first major-league start.
2B Perez limited by hammy strain
(4/10/2005) INF Antonio Perez strained his left hamstring running to first base Friday night, but dressed for the game Saturday. "He is available to pinch-hit," Tracy said. "You won't see him doing a lot of running." He did not appear in the extra-inning affair Saturday.
Dodgers promote Antonio Perez
(9/8/2004) Perez was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Dodgers add Antonio Perez
(4/5/2004) Perez was traded to Tampa Bay for reserve outfielder Jason Romano on Saturday.
Antonio Perez drives in five
(7/24/2003) Perez was 3-for-6 with two runs scored, a home run and a career-high five RBI on Thursday.
Antonio Perez recalled
(6/25/2003) The Devil Rays recalled Perez from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.
Antonio Perez recalled Saturday
(5/10/2003) Perez was recalled from Triple-A Durham by the Devil Rays on Saturday.
(10/29/2002) Perez was acquired by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in Monday's Randy Winn trade, which was compensation for the team's hiring of former Mariners manager Lou Piniella. Perez, a top shortstop prospect, might compete for the starting job next spring, but he's probably another season away from reaching the majors.
Perez gets rare 3B start
(12/31/1969) 3B Eric Chavez sat out Wednesday with a strained left hamstring, an injury he has been dealing with for much of the season. An MRI exam showed some torn tissue, trainer Larry Davis said. Chavez was already a little bit sore before Tuesday night's game, then felt it when he chased down a foul ball against Cleveland and ran over the mound. Antonio Perez started in Chavez's place.