(3/4/2009) The South Florida SunSentinel reports that former Nationals SP Odalis Perez wouldn't mind joining the Marlins. "I would love to play here," said Perez, who was released by Washington last month after failing to show up for spring training. "If they want me, they know I have an agent (Scott Boras). They can give my agent a call."
Nats release no-show SP Perez
(2/23/2009) The Nationals released disgruntled pitcher Odalis Perez on Monday, a day after he failed to show up at spring training by the mandatory reporting deadline. Perez signed a minor league contract with Washington on Feb. 5 that would have paid him $850,000 if he made the team. In recent days, however, the left-hander said he wanted a better deal. The 31-year-old Perez hadn't taken phone calls from GM Jim Bowden or manager Manny Acta in recent days. Perez let the 7 p.m. Sunday deadline pass without reporting. "We left messages yesterday for his agent, we left messages for him, I left messages again this morning, and they made their point really clear," Bowden said. "We've got a lot of pitchers here in camp who are committed to helping us win, and we want players here who want to be here. It's disappointing because you'd at least like him to talk to us in person."
Nationals release no-show Perez
(2/23/2009) The Nationals have released SP Odalis Perez, who failed to show up before the mandatory deadline. The former Brave, Dodger and Royal wanted more money. "We've got a lot of pitchers here in camp who are committed to helping us win, and we want players here who want to be here," said GM Jim Bowden.
Perez now faces disciplinary action
(2/23/2009) SP Odalis Perez was a no-show at the Nationals' training camp Sunday, the last day for players to report without facing the possibility of disciplinary action. Perez has expressed his dissatisfaction with his contract since he gave his agent the OK to sign a non-guaranteed minor-league deal with Washington on Feb. 5 that would pay him $850,000 if he makes the team, the same stipulation he faced last year. General manager Jim Bowden hasn't yet spoken with Perez and doesn't know if he'll show. "He's not returned my calls, he's not returned (manager) Manny's (Acta) calls and he hasn't returned his agent's calls, so we're waiting to hear back from him," Bowden said.
Perez missing as report cutoff looms
(2/21/2009) The Washington Post reports the Nationals have still not heard anything from holdout starter Odalis Perez. The mandatory date for players to report is on Sunday, so this should end soon.
SP Perez still a no-show for Nats
(2/19/2009) Nationals SP Odalis Perez, unhappy with the terms of his contract, still has not reported to camp. "Our understanding is that he has an agreement which both MLB and the union consider binding, and we think the best course would be for him to come in and honor the agreement," Nationals president Stan Kasten said. "I've known Odie a long time. He came up with me in Atlanta, and he's had a nice career for himself. I think this would be a very ill-advised and foolish way for him to conduct the next part of his career." Perez's deal is a non-guaranteed minor-league deal that would pay $850,000 if he makes the major league roster.
Perez maybe a no-show for the Nats
(2/16/2009) SP Odalis Perez missed the first official workout for Nationals pitchers and catchers at spring training Monday, reportedly because he isn't happy with his contract. "The agreement has been signed," Nationals general manager Jim Bowden said. "We expect Odalis to honor his agreement with the club." ESPN.com reported Monday that Perez wants to re-negotiate his deal. "I prefer to sit in my house if the Nationals do not show more appreciation for my work," Perez said from the Dominican Republic, according to the Web site. "Appreciate my work means to increase the value of the contract and guarantee it. I will not accept any minor league contracts with no safeguards. I instructed my agent to report my position to the Nationals."
Perez agrees to minor-league deal
(2/6/2009) SP Odalis Perez and the Nationals agreed to a non-guaranteed minor-league contract Thursday. The left-hander went 7-12 with a 4.34 ERA for Washington in 2008, throwing 159 2/3 innings over 30 starts. He would get $850,000 if he makes the major-league club this season.
(9/28/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez gave up eight hits and four runs -- three earned -- in 3 2/3 innings Sunday at Philadelphia, leaving with nausea and some lightheadedness. He walked one, struck out five and lost, falling to 7-12.
Nats' Perez fans 11 in loss
(9/21/2008)Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered a two-run double Sunday off Odalis Perez (7-11) in the first inning. Perez tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts, including five in a row at one stage. He also struck out 11 batters on April 30, 2003, for the Dodgers against the Phillies.
O. Perez owns Mets on Tuesday
(9/16/2008) Washington SP Odalis Perez put another chink in the Mets' playoff hopes on Tuesday. Perez improved to 7-10 on the year as he allowed just four hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings of work. He was brilliant on his way to no walks and six strikeouts. He's still got an elevated 4.26 ERA, however.
Perez can't survive six-run inning
(9/10/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez was shown the gate Wednesday after allowing six runs in the third inning against the Mets. Mike Pelfrey stuck out to start and end the 32-minute, 44-pitch inning for Perez, who gave up seven runs -- six earned -- in three innings. He allowed eight hits, none homers, as he struck out two and walked three. Perez did not take the loss as the Nationals eventually tied the game.
Perez's lead doesn't hold up
(9/4/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez left with a 4-3 lead after five innings Wednesday against the Phillies, but didn't pick up the win as the bullpen allowed Philadelphia to take a 5-4 lead in the sixth. Perez allowed four hits, including a two-run homer to Ryan Howard, and three runs in five innings. He struck out five while not issuing a walk.
Nationals' Perez picks up a victory
(8/30/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez (6-10) allowed three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings to win for the first time in four starts Friday against the Braves. The left-hander walked two and struck out three. "For any pitcher, you see three or four runs and you're good. You're happy with that. ... For me, to see four, five, six, seven runs -- that's a lot of runs to work with," Perez said.
Perez drops another decision
(8/23/2008)Odalis Perez (5-10) lasted 4 1/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Cubs in Chicago. He allowed five runs, four earned, and 10 hits while walking four and striking out four.
Nats' Perez falls to ninth loss
(8/17/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez (5-9) allowed three runs, two of them earned, on four hits over six innings Sunday in a 7-2 loss to the Rockies. Perez walked four and struck out three as he lost for the first time in his last four starts.
O. Perez can't beat Mets on Tuesday
(8/13/2008) Washington SP Odalis Perez wasn't terrible against the Mets on Tuesday, but wasn't good enough to earn his 6th win, either. Perez was no decisioned as he went six innings and gave up eight hits and three runs. He walked one and had five strikeouts.
Nats' Perez won't go until Tuesday
(8/9/2008) SP Garrett Mock will make his third start this season -- and third of his career -- on Monday at Milwaukee, replacing Odalis Perez. The Nationals recalled Mock from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday. Perez will pitch Tuesday against the Mets.
Nats' Perez solid in six for win
(8/7/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez allowed only two runs on six hits and one walk in six innings Thursday at Colorado. He recorded one strikeout and picked up his fifth victory. He has a 2.03 ERA over his last two starts.
Perez needed next on short rest?
(8/7/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: Washington's next day off isn't until Aug. 18, and the Nationals' pitching situation got slightly more complicated Wednesday night because of a rainout that will force Odalis Perez to come back on short rest Monday. The other option would be to have Garrett Mock make a spot start next week.
Rain pushes Perez's start back
(8/6/2008) The scheduled game between the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies was postponed because of rain Wednesday night. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday. The first game is scheduled to start at 3:05 p.m. ET, with the nightcap to follow. Jeff Francis will pitch the opener for the Rockies against Odalis Perez. The starters in the second game will be Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez and Washington's Jason Bergmann. Francis and Perez had been slated to start Wednesday night.
Perez earns first home win Friday
(8/1/2008)Odalis Perez pitched into the eighth inning to earn his first home win and the new-look Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Friday night to end a nine-game losing streak. Perez allowed one run and three hits over 7 1/3 innings in his longest start since Aug. 11, 2005.
Dodgers put up six runs on Perez
(7/27/2008) Dodgers SP Odalis Perez lost for the fourth time in five decisions, giving up six runs and eight hits in four innings Saturday at the Dodgers. Perez faced the Dodgers for the first time since they traded him to Kansas City on July 25, 2006, and the left-hander found himself behind 3-0 after just 16 pitches. He finished with three strikeouts and zero walks.
Perez wins thanks to run support
(7/20/2008) The Nationals scored 15 runs Sunday in support of SP Odalis Perez and it was enough for the left-hander during a 15-6 win against the Braves. Perez allowed nine hits, including homers by Mark Teixeira and Martin Prado, and five runs in five innings. He walked two and struck out four while winning for the first time since May 28.
(7/17/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez (2-7) will make the next try for his first win since May when he takes on the Braves in Sunday's series finale in Atlanta.
Nats' Perez gets no help in loss
(7/13/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez (2-7), whose last outing ended prematurely when he was ejected after arguing a pair of third-inning balks, allowed three runs and nine hits over six innings in Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Astros.
(7/9/2008) The Nationals are awaiting word on whether SP Odalis Perez will be fined or suspended for his outburst against umpire Angel Hernandez. Perez called Hernandez "stupid and (an) idiot" after the umpire called two balks on him in Tuesday night's 2-0 loss to the Diamondbacks. Fans booed when Hernandez was introduced before Wednesday's game.
Perez ejected for arguing balk call
(7/8/2008) Washington Nationals starting pitcher Odalis Perez was ejected in the third inning of Tuesday's game with Arizona for arguing a balk call. The balk - called by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez was the second of the inning. The first enabled Arizona's Chris Burke to advance to second. Burke scored on Chris Young's single and a moment later, Hernandez called a second balk. Perez charged toward Hernandez, who quickly ejected him. The left-hander had to be restrained by manager Manny Acta, pitching coach Randy St. Claire and second base umpire Eric Cooper. Steven Shell replaced Perez.
Perez chased by rain in Florida
(7/2/2008)Odalis Perez, making his second start since a stint on the disabled list caused by tendinitis in his left shoulder, allowed one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday at Florida. He did not factor in the final decision. He threw just 77 pitches and did not return to the game after a rain delay.
Perez solid on short pitch count
(6/27/2008) Working on a limited pitch count after missing 3 and a half weeks with shoulder tendinitis, Nationals starter Odalis Perez gave up three hits and three walks in four innings Friday against the Orioles. He left with a 2-0 lead, but the Orioles pulled even against reliever Steven Shell.
Nats' Perez comes off DL
(6/26/2008) The Nationals activated SP Odalis Perez from the DL and placed SP Shawn Hill there in his place Thursday because of a sore right forearm. Perez, who had been on the DL since June 11 with tendinitis in his left shoulder, is 2-5 with a 4.09 ERA. He is scheduled to start against Baltimore on Friday.
O. Perez ready to come off DL
(6/22/2008) MLB.com reports that Nationals SP Odalis Perez pitched four innings in his final rehab game in Class A on Saturday and should be ready to come off the DL and make a start for Washington on Friday at Baltimore. "There's no pain and I feel good," Perez said. "Today, I feel like I can go on Friday."
Perez feels good after side session
(6/18/2008) According to The Sports Xchange, Odalis Perez reported no pain after throwing 35 pitches Monday, and he will decide if he can make his next start after throwing a side session Wednesday.
Perez placed on 15-day DL
(6/15/2008) Washington Nationals left-hander Odalis Perez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with left shoulder tendinitis. Perez, who is 2-5 with a 4.09 earned run average this season, last started June 3 against St. Louis, but was pulled after three innings. A technical player-movement issue likely will cost Perez at least one start and possibly two. Perez was placed on the 15-day disabled list (shoulder tendinitis) Friday, retroactive to June 4. He would have been ready to come off June 19. Tyler Clippard was called up to fill Perez's spot on the roster and started Saturday. However, Clippard started last Monday and was sent back down after the game. By rule, he cannot be recalled for 10 days, unless there is an injury. So it means Perez's injury must have occurred this week, forcing an adjustment to his retroactive date to June 11. That means seven more days than anticipated on the DL, coming off June 26.
Od. Perez goes a season-low three
(6/4/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez began Tuesday's game against the Cardinals by hitting leadoff batter Brian Barton, launching an inning of many misadventures. Two batters later, Perez fielded Albert Pujols' grounder and threw to second, where Felipe Lopez mishandled the ball for an error. Perez was pulled after three innings, his shortest outing of the year. He allowed four runs -- one earned -- on five hits and two walks. After the game, the Nationals announced he will miss his next start with tendinitis in his throwing shoulder.
Grand slam backs Perez vs. Padres
(5/29/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez was backed by a Jesus Flores' grand slam Wednesday during a 6-4 win against the Padres. Flores' homer in the fourth gave Perez a 4-0 lead and he never looked back. Perez (2-4) was lifted after he allowed consecutive one-out doubles to Luke Carlin and pinch-hitter Tony Clark in the seventh that cut the Nationals' lead to 6-2. Scott Hairston greeted reliever Brian Sanches with a two-run home run. Perez was charged with three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings as he bounced back from a cut on his left thumb that forced him out of his last start Friday against Milwaukee. He walked three and struck out four.
Od. Perez impressive through five
(5/24/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez threw five solid innings Friday against the Brewers but still has only a single victory -- along with four losses -- to show for his 11 starts. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk, striking out three.
O. Perez blasted in second straight
(5/18/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez fell to 1-4 on Saturday at Baltimore and departed after yielding a season-high six runs on 10 hits, walking two and striking out two in five innings. "It was bad," he said. "I couldn't keep the game on the line. It was one of those games where you believe before the game warming up that it will be one of the best games. By the time the game starts, everything is different. It was like they knew what was coming."
Perez wins in 200th career start
(5/13/2008)Odalis Perez used his hitting to help him earn his first win of the season. Making his ninth start without a victory, Perez had three hits and two RBI and pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 10-4 on Monday night. Making his 200th career start, Perez (1-3) gave up a season-high 11 hits and four runs -- more than two runs for only the third time -- but Washington scored at least four runs in one of his starts for only the second time this year. Perez left with one out in the seventh after giving up David Wright's seventh homer and Carlos Beltran's single. He made a slow walk to the dugout, without a hint of a smile and rubbing his cold hands together. He struck out five and walked three.
Perez has fourth straight no decision
(5/7/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez tossed five innings Wednesday against the Astros and did not factor in a 4-3 win for Houston. Perez carried a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning before allowing a leadoff homers to Lance Berkman. His struggles continued as Roy Oswalt ripped a two-RBI single later in the inning. Perez left down 3-2, but Washington tied the game in sixth on a solo home run by Ryan Zimmerman. Perez allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out three.
Perez still in search of first W
(5/1/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez remains winless after another fine outing Thursday against the Pirates. Perez retired the first 10 batters he faced. Freddy Sanchez was No. 11, belting the ball into the Pirates bullpen in left center in the fourth inning for his first home run of the season. Perez then allowed a single to Jose Bautista in the fifth and Ryan Doumit's fifth home of the season -- also to left-center -- in the seventh. Perez, who had not pitched longer than six innings all season, got through seven before being lifted for a pinch hitter. He allowed three hits, struck out four, walked none and threw 61 of his 89 pitches for strikes.
Od. Perez impressive against Cubs
(4/26/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez, who struck out seven in six scoreless innings in his last start at Florida, struck out seven in six again on Friday against the Cubs. He allowed only two runs on five hits and four walks but didn't factor in the decision.
O. Perez strong, but gets no help again
(4/20/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez allowed one unearned run on five hits to the Marlins on Sunday, but his teammates failed to help him out for a third straight game as he received a no-decision in a 6-1 loss. Perez has now allowed two or less runs in his last three starts, but has an 0-2 record over that span. Perez struck out seven and walked three Sunday.
No run support for lefty Perez
(4/15/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez had six strong innings Tuesday against the Mets, it's just Mike Pelfrey had seven stronger innings as New York won 6-0. Perez allowed just two runs and six hits in six innings, but dropped to 0-3. He walked four and struck out three. The only two runs he allowed were on a home run by David Wright in the first inning. Perez threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings after that.
One bad inning dooms SP Perez
(4/10/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez cruised along for five innings Thursday against the Marlins, but one bad inning cost the lefty in a 4-3 loss. There were signs of trouble for Perez (0-2) in the fifth, when he allowed two hits but got out of it thanks to a double play. Things got worse in the sixth, though. Hanley Ramirez led off with a double, then tied the score by coming home on Jeremy Hermida's single. An out later, Perez gave up a single to Mike Jacobs and was done for the night. Jorge Cantu greeted reliever Saul Rivera with a tiebreaking RBI double, and Cody Ross walked to load the bases. But Rivera got Matt Treanor to ground out. Perez's line: 5 2/3 innings, two runs, six hits and six strikeouts.
Od. Perez not as strong this time
(4/4/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez, who allowed only one run in five innings in the season opener Sunday against the Braves, allowed five in four innings Friday at St. Louis. He allowed eight hits and four walks, striking out two, and ultimately took the loss.
Od. Perez shows No. 1 SP stripes
(3/31/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez, a bit of a surprise to start on opening day, looked every bit up to the task Sunday against the Braves. He allowed one run -- a solo home run by Chipper Jones -- on four hits and a walk in five innings, striking out two. He took a no-decision.
Perez makes final spring start
(3/25/2008) Nationals opening day SP Odalis Perez allowed seven hits and three runs in six innings Tuesday against the Cardinals. He walked one and struck out five. "He threw the ball very well," Nationals manager Manny Acta said. "He was able to mix all his pitches and he had command of his fastball. He used both sides of the plate very well, so he's ready to go." Perez finished the spring with a 0-2 record and 4.96 ERA in three starts spanning 16 /13 innings.
(3/22/2008)Odalis Perez has been named the opening-day starter for the Nationals on March 30 against the Braves.
Nats welcome Perez to rotation
(3/20/2008)Odalis Perez has a big league job with the Washington Nationals, and he might be in line to pitch on opening day. Washington purchased Perez's contract Thursday night, and the left-hander tossed six solid innings before the Houston Astros rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Nationals. "He threw the ball very well," Washington manager Manny Acta said. "Most of the game he was ahead in the count and he showed the good changeup and good breaking ball, especially against the lefties." Perez departed with a 3-2 lead before Geoff Blum's two-run homer off Chad Cordero in the ninth put Houston on top. Perez allowed two runs and four hits while striking out six.
(3/15/2008)Odalis Perez lost in his spring debut Saturday against a Dodgers split squad. He gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and walking two while striking out one. "It's about just getting ready. My first start in a long, long time, but I feel good," Perez said. "I need maybe one more or two more starts, and then I'll be ready to go."
Perez in Dominican Republic to get visa
(3/13/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that LHP Odalis Perez was in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday to pick up his work visa, clearing the way for the veteran to begin pitching in big-league games. Perez, who was signed to a non-guaranteed, minor league deal during the first week of spring training, had been limited to pitching in accelerated minor league camp games to date. He's tentatively scheduled to make his first big-league start Saturday against the Dodgers. That would put him on a five-day schedule that would result in him starting Opening Night, March 30 against the Braves.
Nats' Perez works simulated game
(3/5/2008) Nationals LHP Odalis Perez tossed three innings Tuesday in a simulated game at Viera, throwing 37 pitches against top minor leaguers. He can't pitch in exhibition games until he obtains a work visa.
Od. Perez can't pitch officially
(3/3/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez will pitch in an accelerated game Tuesday at the team's training complex. Perez, a 30-year-old left-hander who was signed by Washington on Feb. 19, is unable to compete in exhibition games until he obtains a work visa.
Odalis Perez 22 pounds slimmer
(2/25/2008) Nationals SP Odalis Perez adopted a strict workout routine of running, swimming and weight lifting this offseason. He lost 22 pounds. "This is the first time that I see myself in this physical condition," Perez told MLB.com. "During the winter, I worked my tail off. I come to this team in the best shape in my life. I feel great mentally and physically. I just need the opportunity to be out there every five days, and I know what I can do."
Nats add Perez to rotation mix
(2/19/2008) Left-hander Odalis Perez agreed to a non-guaranteed, minor league contract with the Nationals on Tuesday that will pay him $850,000 if he makes the major league club. Perez went 8-11 with a 5.57 ERA in 26 starts for the Kansas City Royals last season. He threw 137 1-3 innings in 2007, more than all but one Nationals pitcher. "He will be given an opportunity to make the team's starting rotation," GM Jim Bowden said. "He gives us depth to protect us against injuries and depth to allow us to not have to rush a young starting pitcher who is not ready for the major leagues."
Odalis Perez set for Washington
(2/19/2008) The Boston Globe reports that Odalis Perez, who was offered a minor-league deal by the Red Sox, will likely sign with Washington Tuesday. He's coming back from a knee injury also.
Phillies looking at Odalis Perez
(2/5/2008) The Phillies sent a special assistant to watch SP Odalis Perez work out Saturday in the Dominican Republic, but general manager Ruben Amaro says the team's interest is just "lukewarm," according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Perez's option bought out
(10/31/2007) Odalis Perez's $9 million option was declined Tuesday by the Royals. The Royals must pay Perez a $1.5 million buyout.
Od. Perez moved to 60-day DL
(9/21/2007) The Kansas City Royals claimed first baseman Wes Bankston off outright waivers from Tampa Bay on Friday and moved left-handed pitcher Odalis Perez to the 60-day disabled list.
His season over, Perez goes home
(9/14/2007) Royals LHP Odalis Perez (strained left knee) is done for the season. Perez has returned home to the Dominican Republic after going 8-11 with a 5.57 ERA in 26 starts.
Odalis Perez to stay in 'pen
(9/4/2007) LHP Odalis Perez threw off flat ground before the game Monday. He went on the disabled list Aug. 22 with a sprained left knee and hopes to pitch again before the season ends.
Royals' Perez goes on 15-day DL
(8/22/2007) The Royals placed left-hander Odalis Perez on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a left knee sprain and recalled outfielder Shane Costa from Triple-A Omaha. Costa is making his third appearance with the Royals this season. He was hitting .185 (12-for-65) with seven RBI in 33 games for Kansas City.
Perez wins back-to-back starts
(8/19/2007) Odalis Perez (8-11) recorded his first career decision against Oakland, winning back-to-back starts for the first time since April 20 and 25, and Kansas City owns its first three-game winning streak since getting four straight victories from July 26-29. Perez pitched five shutout innings and has a combined 15 scoreless innings against the A's in three appearances. Perez worked through Oakland's order until allowing three straight two-out walks to Shannon Stewart, Nick Swisher and Cust to load the bases in the third. He went to 3-1 on Mike Piazza, but the DH flied out to shallow left. "He had a little trouble in the first and big trouble in the third," Royals manager Buddy Bell said. "He has a knack of getting out of it though. He's not afraid to go deep into counts. He's tough and he knows what he's doing. At times it's not pretty but he gets it done."
Odalis Perez beats Jays Monday
(8/14/2007) Left-hander Odalis Perez, who had lost his previous two starts and was 2-4 in his past nine, picked up the win against Toronto Monday, allowing two runs and eight hits with one walk and three strikes in five innings before being replaced by Joel Peralta. It was the 14th time in 25 starts that Perez has gone fewer than six innings.
Twins help Perez make early exit
(8/8/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez lasted only three innings during Wednesday's loss to the Twins and was charged with six runs -- three earned -- on seven hits. He had one walk and no strikeouts and left with what the Royals described as leg soreness. Perez has lost three of his last four starts.
Od. Perez a 10-game loser
(8/3/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez, pitching on an extra day's rest due to Thursday's game against the Twins being postponed, took his 10th loss during Friday's start against the Yankees. He allowed eight hits, three walks and four runs in five innings. Perez is 2-2 in his last four starts and has allowed three or more runs in each outing.
Thursday's Royals-Twins game PPD
(8/1/2007) The Minnesota Twins have postponed Thursday's game against Kansas City following a bridge collapse near the Metrodome and team president Dave St. Peter said their weekend series with Cleveland also could be affected. The Twins also postponed Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony for the team's new stadium, which will be located downtown. Twins officials decided to play Wednesday night's game after conferring with department of public safety officials.
Od. Perez now 2-6 at home
(7/28/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez picked up just his second victory at home this season during Saturday's win over the Rangers. Perez, who was 1-6 with a 6.32 ERA in his first 10 starts at Kauffman Stadium, retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced. He gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings, while striking out four and walking none. He won for the first time at home since April 20 against Minnesota.
Odalis Perez earns ninth loss
(7/24/2007) Kansas City's Odalis Perez (5-9) gave up four runs, eight hits and three walks in seven innings in a loss against the Yankees Monday.
Od. Perez triumphs over Boston
(7/18/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez went five innings, allowing all five Boston runs, to win for the first time in his last five starts during Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Red Sox. He was also charged with seven hits and two walks. He struck out two. Perez has allowed five runs in two of his last six starts.
Od. Perez can't go five innings
(7/13/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez gave up four runs (three earned) and seven hits over 4 2/3 innings during Friday's no-decision against the Indians. He walked two and struck out four. The left-hander is 1-3 in seven starts since beating Tampa Bay on June 2.
(7/12/2007) Kansas City, which is looking for its fifth straight road win, begins a nine-game swing on Friday with Odalis Perez (4-8, 5.68 ERA) on the mound at Cleveland.
Od. Perez drops to 1-5 at home
(7/6/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez gave up 10 hits and five runs in six innings during Friday's loss to the Devil Rays. He dropped to 1-5 in nine starts at home. The right-hander has only one win in his last six starts. He walked one and struck out four Friday.
Od. Perez avoids miserable outing
(6/30/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez got off to a miserable beginning Saturday against the White Sox, walking the first two batters he faced and then giving up an RBI single to Jim Thome. But he wound up going seven innings and allowing only one run and three hits. Perez, who walked four, did not factor into the decision. It was his second straight no-decision after factoring into his previous six starts.
Od. Perez comes up empty Sun.
(6/24/2007) Odalis Perez pitched five innings for the Royals during Sunday's no-decision against the Brewers, giving up two runs and seven hits with two walks. He struck out three. It was his first no-decision since May 22. Sunday was also just the third time all season Perez allowed fewer than three earned runs in a game.
SP Perez beats the Cardinals
(2:43 am ET) Odalis Perez is 2-5 in his past 10 starts, but ended a four-game losing streak against the Cardinals on Monday night. The left-hander allowed just three runs in six innings while walking three and striking out one.
Perez allows 10 hits in loss
(6/14/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez pitched just three innings, allowing 10 hits, seven runs (six earned) and two walks during a loss to the Cardinals Wedmesday. He has now lost three of his last four starts. He has also allowed six earned runs in two of his last four starts.
SP Perez takes loss Thursday
(6/7/2007) Odalis Perez (3-6) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings on Thursday afternoon at Cleveland to take the loss. The left-hander is 1-4 in his past eight decisions. "(Thursday) wasn't my best day, but when I left in the sixth we were still in the game," he said. "It wasn't a bad outing, but I am the loser, I gave up the three runs."
Od. Perez breaks winless drought
(6/2/2007) Odalis Perez won for the first time since late April as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 9-4 on Saturday night. Perez gave up four runs and eight hits while striking out five in five-plus innings. He had been winless in six starts -- including three losses -- since beating Minnesota on April 25.
Od. Perez tagged for six runs
(5/27/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing nine hits, three walks and six earned runs in a loss to the Mariners Sunday. He also had two strikeouts. Perez is now 0-3 with three no-decisions in his last six starts. The six earned runs were the most he allowed in one start this season.
SP Perez doesn't figure in
(5/23/2007) Odalis Perez took his second straight no-decision in Tuesday's game against the Indians and his third in his past four starts. He went six-plus innings, giving up three runs and seven hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
Odalis Perez pitches well lately
(5/22/2007) LHP Odalis Perez, who starts on Tuesday against the Indians, is winless in his last four starts, but in his past two starts he has allowed just two runs on six hits in 13 innings.
Odalis Perez works six scoreless
(5/17/2007) Perez pitched six scoreless innings -- and had a no-hitter through five -- but ended with a no-decision in Wednesday's start as the A's got two runs in the seventh inning for the tie. Perez gave up one hit and two walks in seeing his winless streak reach four."I'm just happy to be pitching the way I'm pitching," he said. "I feel good. I feel happy. I feel healthy. I'm happy with the opportunity I'm getting here. These guys believe in me."
Perez outdueled at Chicago
(5/12/2007) Odalis Perez (2-4) gave up two runs and five hits in seven-plus innings Friday night at Chicago. He walked one and left in the eighth with no outs after giving up a single to Pablo Ozuna and took the loss to fall to 2-4 on the season.
Perez works no-decision Sat.
(5/5/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez did not give up a hit during Saturday's no-decision against the Tigers until Carlos Guillen's RBI single into right-center with two out in the fourth scored Marcus Thames. Perez gave up four runs, seven hits and two walks in six innings. He did not record any strikeouts. Saturday was the fifth time Perez allowed four runs during a start.
Odalis Perez loses vs. Angels
(5/1/2007) Perez went six innings, giving up three runs on 10 hits and a walk in Monday's loss against the Angels.
Perez defeats the Twins, again
(4/26/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez (2-2) beat the Twins for the second time in six days, allowing three runs and five hits in six-plus innings during Wednesday's 4-3 victory. He also had two walks and two strikeouts, while seeing his ERA drop to 7.54.
Od. Perez locks up first win
(4/21/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez went five innings Friday against the Twins to earn his first win of the 2007 season. He allowed seven hits, one walk and four earned runs, while striking out two. Perez lowered his ERA to 8.64.
Od. Perez allows four runs
(4/14/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez went five innings, allowing four runs and one walk in a 6-4 loss to the Orioles Saturday. He left the game as the winning pitcher, but the bullpen could not hold the lead. He also had two strikeouts in the no-decision. Perez did lower his season ERA from 10.80 to 9.26.
Odalis Perez crushed Monday
(4/10/2007) Kansas City starter Odalis Perez (0-2) lost his second straight start on Monday at Toronto. He allowed four runs and seven hits in just 1 1/3 innings. "We didn't play well in every phase," manager Buddy Bell said. "It just wasn't a pretty sight."
Odalis Perez to see two starts
(4/9/2007) Kansas City is opening its road schedule at Toronto Monday, having gone 28-53 last season for the second-worst mark in the AL. A.J. Burnett will square off against Odalis Perez, who is 2-1 with a 3.26 ERA in three career starts against Toronto. The left-hander allowed five hits and four runs through 5 1/3 innings of a 7-1 loss to Boston on Wednesday. That defeat began a stretch of four losses in five games for the Royals, scoring only 12 runs during that span.
Od. Perez makes scheduled start
(4/5/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez (finger) made his scheduled start against the Red Sox on Wednesday. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five hits, four runs and three walks, while striking out three.
Perez to take mound Wednesday
(4/3/2007) Odalis Perez makes his first start Wednesday for the Royals as he tries to put a miserable 2006 behind him. The left-hander finished 6-8 with a 6.20 ERA in 32 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City. His 2007 season debut will come against the Boston Red Sox.
Odalis Perez should be fine for Wed.
(3/31/2007) Kansas City manager Buddy Bell said No. 2 starter Odalis Perez will be ready for his scheduled start on Wednesday against Boston. Perez left Thursday's game against the Rangers after three innings because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. "I think we're going to have to be a little bit cautious with his pitch count and things like that and make sure we have somebody that's ready in case he has problems early," Bell said. "But we feel like he's going to be able to start for us Wednesday." Bell said Perez told him he felt "a lot better" on Friday.
O. Perez sprouts another blister
(3/29/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez left after three innings Thursday against the Rangers because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Perez said he won't miss a start, but manager Buddy Bell wasn't as certain. "I don't know what his status is for the second game of the year," Bell said "We don't want him to have to deal with this every other game." Perez allowed just two hits and one run before leaving. He finished the spring with a 4.70 ERA and seven strikeouts.
Perez relishes opportunity in K.C.
(3/24/2007) After languishing in the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen to start last season, a midseason trade to Kansas City gave Odalis Perez a fresh start. Now in his first full season with the Royals, Perez is making the most of it. The former All-Star on Saturday gave up one run in five innings of work in a 5-4 loss to the Mariners. "Physically and mentally, I'm good," Perez said. His best stuff wasn't there against the Mariners, but Perez still battled through against a potent Seattle lineup. More than one batter reached base in three of his five innings, but he got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth when Jose Guillen hit a sharp liner right at Kansas City third baseman Alex Gordon. Perez had two strikeouts Saturday, while allowing six hits and three walks.
(3/22/2007) Lefty Odalis Perez (finger) will work five or six innings Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star.
Od. Perez has best spring start Sunday
(3/18/2007) Royals starter Odalis Perez had his best outing of spring training Sunday against the Giants after getting hit hard in his first two starts. He allowed leadoff hits in the first two innings but nothing else, striking out the final two batters of his three-inning outing. He left the game with a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand. Perez, projected as Kansas City's No. 2 starter behind Gil Meche, allowed six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings in his first two starts. His last appearance before Sunday had been in a minor league game on March 13.
Perez has solid start
(3/14/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez pitched four scoreless innings giving up four hits and striking out five in a minor league game Tuesday.
Perez has another so-so outing
(3/8/2007) Royals SP Odalis Perez allowed five hits, two earned runs and one walk in three innings of work Thursday against the Mariners. He allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings in his first spring outing.
Perez has ugly outing Saturday
(3/3/2007) Odalis Perez, the Royals' No. 2 starter, made his first spring start Saturday against the Rangers. He allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings. He also struck out two batters.
Peralta ruins Perez's start
(9/27/2006) Joel Peralta (1-3) gave up one run in two innings in relief of starter Odalis Perez on Tuesday. Perez went six solid innings, matching AL Cy Young runaway Johan Santana.
Odalis Perez loses to Angels
(9/21/2006) Odalis Perez (2-4) gave up one run and six hits in seven innings in a loss against the Angels Wednesday.
Odalis Perez picks up win
(9/15/2006) Odalis Perez gave up six runs, five earned, and 10 hits -- eight of those in the first two innings in a win over Seattle on Thursday.
Odalis Perez has future with KC
(9/9/2006) LHP Odalis Perez didn't earn the win, but he struck out 10 batters Friday in a 10-9 win for the Royals over the Red Sox. He yielded three runs (two earned) and five hits in six innings of work.
O. Perez K's 10
(9/8/2006) He didn't earn the win, but Royals SP Odalis Perez struck out 10 batters Friday in a 10-9 win for the Royals over the Red Sox. He yielded three runs (two earned) and five hits in six innings of work.
Odalis Perez allows 5 ER
(9/2/2006) Odalis Perez (1-3) worked seven-plus innings, giving up five runs and 11 hits, while walking one and striking out six against the White Sox Saturday. He was tabbed with his third AL loss of the season.
Odalis Perez goes just four Sunday
(8/27/2006) Odalis Perez allowed six earned runs Sunday at Toronto. He went just four innings, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out three.
Odalis Perez gets a win
(8/23/2006) Odalis Perez (1-1) gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings on Tuesday against the Indians for his first victory as a starter since April 21 when he beat Arizona while pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
O. Perez allows four runs
(8/17/2006) Odalis Perez, winless as a starter since April 21 when he was with the Dodgers, gave up five hits and four runs in seven innings in a loss on Thursday against the White Sox. "
Perez part of 6-man rotation
(8/14/2006) Another Royals doubleheader inside a week necessitates a six-man rotation. Our Probable Pitchers report lists them as: Mark Redman, Runelvys Hernandez, Adam Bernero, Odalis Perez, Jorge De La Rosa and Luke Hudson.
Perez doesn't factor in decision
(8/12/2006) Odalis Perez allowed two runs and two hits over six innings Saturday at Cleveland in the first game of a doubleheader, walking three and striking out six.
Odalis Perez allows five runs
(8/7/2006) Perez gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings in Sunday's start against the Twins, but he did not figure into the decision. "I thought Perez was OK," Bell said. "We still need to try to stretch him out. I thought he might have got tired in the fifth and got some pitches up."
Odalis Perez makes K.C. debut
(8/2/2006) Perez, making his first start for the Royals since being acquired July 25 in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, went four innings and allowed two runs and three hits in Tuesday's start against the White Sox. He struck out four and walked two.
Perez getting rotation tryout
(7/30/2006) The recent additions of newly acquired LHPs Jorge De La Rosa and Odalis Perez to the rotation are just tryouts, manager Buddy Bell said. "It's up to them," Bell said Saturday. "I know what I hope. I'd prefer it to be long-term. But it's always up to the player. Odalis in particular has had some success in the past."
Royals open up spot for O. Perez
(7/28/2006) The Kansas City Royals optioned left-hander Andrew Sisco, who has struggled most of the season, to Triple-A Omaha after the 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. Sisco, who pitched two scoreless innings against the Orioles, was 0-2 with a 6.80 ERA in 45 relief appearances. He had allowed 46 hits and walked 29 in 42 1-3 innings. The 23-year-old Sisco was 2-5 with a 3.11 ERA in 67 relief appearances as a rookie last year.
O. Perez will start next week
(7/27/2006) Odalis Perez, who was acquired in a trade Tuesday with the Dodgers, is to join the Royals Friday in Texas. Manager Buddy Bell said Perez would start either Monday or Tuesday against the White Sox.
LH Perez to join Royals rotation
(7/27/2006) The Royals have shuffled their rotation and will start LHP Jorge de la Rosa, who was acquired in a trade Tuesday with Milwaukee, on Saturday at Texas. Manager Buddy Bell said de la Rosa would replace Brandon Duckworth, who is 1-4 in eight starts, in the rotation. Bell also said LHP Odalis Perez, who was acquired from the Dodgers on Tuesday, would also be inserted into the rotation. Perez is expected to join the club Thursday. Luke Hudson or Thursday's starter Jimmy Gobble are on the bubble for the Perez substitution if Mark Redman is not dealt at the trading deadline.
Royals trade for Odalis Perez
(7/25/2006) The Los Angeles Dodgers have added some help by acquiring pitcher Elmer Dessens from Kansas City. The Dodgers sent disgruntled lefty Odalis Perez to the Royals, along with about $8 million in cash to offset part of what's left of Perez's $7.25 million contract this season and his $7.75 million salary in 2007. The Dodgers also included two minor league pitchers in the deal, right-handers Blake Johnson and Julio Pimentel.
Odalis Perez coming unglued
(7/14/2006) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Odalis Perez, who surrendered a game-winning home run to the Cardinals' Albert Pujols in the 14th inning on Thursday night, accused his team of treating him like "trash." The left-hander is in the second year of a three-year, $24 million contract and in his fifth season with the Dodgers. He's been banished to the bullpen except for one start since mid-May, has been used only twice since June 28 and is 4-4 with a 6.79 ERA. "I don't know why I'm in this situation," Perez said. "I've been here for the last five years and I've never been in a situation like this. If I've done something wrong, let me know, tell me. I want to know. I've been treated like trash."
Odalis Perez awaits chance
(7/12/2006) Since being banished to the bullpen on June 28, the Dodgers have used Odalis Perez out of the bullpen just once. He threw 1 1/3 innings of relief against the Giants last week, not allowing a hit or a walk.
(6/29/2006) LHP Odalis Perez is likely headed back to bullpen and mop-up duty after a fill-in start Wednesday at Minnesota. Dodgers manager Grady Little was non-committal on the topic, but the acquisition of LHP Mark Hendrickson leaves no room in the starting rotation unless Little were to demote Chad Billingsley or Aaron Sele. Both are scheduled to start in the next five days.
Odalis Perez rocked by Twins
(6/28/2006) Dodgers starter Odalis Perez (4-3) was no match for Johan Santana, giving up six runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday against Minnesota. The lefty has pitched out of the bullpen most of the past two months and was filling in for Brett Tomko, put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained muscle on his left side. "After the first inning, I threw the ball good," said Perez, who hadn't started since June 7 and hadn't pitched at all since June 18. "To come back after 10 days and throw strikes is pretty ... good."
Odalis Perez to start Wed.
(6/27/2006) Manager Grady Little said Perez will start Wednesday for Brett Tomko (strained left oblique muscle). No decision about placing Tomko on the disabled list has been made.
Odalis Perez strong in relief
(3:37 am ET) Perez shut down the Athletics on Sunday, working four scoreless innings of relief. He allowed just five hits and did not walk a batter while striking out four. He followed up an inconsistent start by Aaron Sele in which he allowed five runs in four innings without any strikeouts.
Perez out of rotation again?
(6/12/2006) The Dodgers are considering reshuffling their rotation, but regardless, Odalis Perez is unlikely to serve as the No. 5 starter this weekend. Jae Seo or 21-year-old phenom Chad Billingsley could get the nod. "I think (Seo's) getting closer," bullpen coach Dan Warthen told MLB.com. "I still think his velocity is a little short. He's not always using his back leg enough and getting through the baseball like he can. But he's not throwing as many duds. He had some flaws in his delivery that we've worked on."
Odalis Perez loses in return
(6/8/2006) Odalis Perez, making first start since May 2, allowed seven runs and 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mets Wednesday. Nine of the hits came with two outs. "I don't think there is any mechanical problem. No way," Perez said. "I felt good tonight and I threw the ball the way I was supposed to throw it. They scored seven runs off me, but at the same time, you saw how many broken-bat bloopers they hit off me."
Perez gets another shot starting
(6/7/2006) LHP Odalis Perez returns to the rotation Wednesday night to pitch against former Braves teammate Tom Glavine, after spending a month in the bullpen to work out some issues. "I think some of it was mechanical and some of it was mental," pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. "All of his pitches work much better when he has a higher arm angle, and it's something that we continue to address and talk about. I think in his last few (relief) outings he's been more aggressive with his pitches, and that's what you really want to see."
Odalis Perez to go Wednesday
(6/3/2006) Odalis Perez, who has made only four relief appearances during his month in the Dodgers' bullpen, will make his first start since May 2 next Wednesday against the Mets.
Odalis Perez pitches well in relief
(5/29/2006) LHP Odalis Perez replaced RHP Jae Seo Sunday when Seo gave up six runs in the first 2 2/3 innings. Perez allowed two runs (one earned) in 2 1/3 innings, but Dodgers manager Grady Little would not address the possibility of Perez rejoining the starting rotation in Seo's place.
Perez not being used much
(5/23/2006) Dodgers LHP Odalis Perez has pitched just one inning since being demoted to the bullpen following his May 2 start, but manager Grady Little did not appear concerned about Perez getting rusty from lack of use. "He's getting work in the bullpen," Little said. "He hasn't seen a hitter since San Francisco (a relief appearance on May 14) but he's been up in the 'pen twice since then." The Dodgers would be happy to trade Perez (and the nearly $20 million left on his three-year, $24 million contract) but have found little interest from other teams.
Odalis Perez wins in relief
(5/15/2006) Perez allowed an earned run and two hits in an inning of relief for starter Jae Seo on Sunday at San Francisco, but the offense provided him with three runs to give him a win.
Odalis Perez sent to the pen
(5/10/2006) The team's official website reports Perez was back from a bereavement leave on Tuesday, but the team announced he has been demoted to the bullpen in favor of Aaron Sele. "A few times out of the 'pen might help him get on track," said manager Grady Little.
Odalis Perez to the Mets?
(5/8/2006) According to the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers could be interested in shipping Odalis Perez to the Mets now that Victor Zambrano suffered a torn flexor tendon in his elbow Saturday and will be sidelined the rest of the season. Met third base coach Manny Acta was the manager of the Dominican Republic team in the World Baseball Classic, and Perez pitched well for him. Two sources said the Dodgers will contact the Mets about Perez, perhaps as soon as Monday.
O. Perez headed to the 'pen?
(5/8/2006) LHP Odalis Perez is expected to rejoin the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Perez was given permission to leave the team after his most recent start so he could travel to the Dominican Republic to visit his mother, who was hospitalized with an illness. But his return will necessitate a roster move to make room for him; after RHP Aaron Sele's outstanding performance Sunday, he is not likely to go anywhere. The Dodgers might send one of their two left-handed relievers -- Tim Hamulack or Joe Beimel -- to Triple-A when Perez returns.
Odalis Perez might move to bullpen
(5/8/2006) The Orange County Register reports that Odalis Perez will rejoin the Dodgers on Tuesday, but they are uncertain when he will pitch again. He flew to the Dominican Republic on April 3 to be with his ill mother.
Odalis Perez missing in action
(5/6/2006) Aaron Sele is scheduled to make an emergency start for Odalis Perez on Sunday. The team is still waiting to hear from the struggling left-hander, who was given permission by the club earlier in the week to visit his mother in the Dominican Republic while she is hospitalized.
Dodgers have options with O. Perez
(5/5/2006) The Dodgers are considering putting LHP Odalis Perez on the bereavement list while he visits his mother in the Dominican Republic, where she is hospitalized with an illness. Perez was given permission to leave the team Wednesday. His next scheduled start is Sunday. The Dodgers could place him on the bereavement list for three to seven days, freeing up a roster spot to promote a pitcher from Triple-A to start in his place. RHP Aaron Sele is the prime candidate.
LA's Perez to visit sick mom
(5/4/2006) Manager Grady Little's displeasure with Dodgers left-hander Odalis Perez was evident after Perez blew a 6-0 lead Tuesday in Arizona, but Little did indicate that Perez would remain in the starting rotation. A day later, Perez was given permission to travel to the Dominican Republic where his mother is hospitalized, and it is not certain he will return in time to make his next scheduled start, Sunday against the Brewers.
O. Perez gives up seven ER
(5/3/2006) After collapsing with a seven-run inning in the fifth Tuesday against the D-Backs, LHP Odalis Perez has given up 13 runs in his past two starts, failing to get out of the fifth inning either time. Perez said he has been struggling with the news that his mother had to be hospitalized with an illness four days ago. "It doesn't matter what happened in the Dominican. I have to go out there and do my job even if there's no way for me to concentrate 100 percent on the game," he said. He finished the game going 4 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits, seven earned runs and two homers, walking three and striking out two -- but he didn't take the loss. His ERA is 6.90.
Odalis Perez paddled by Astros
(4/27/2006) Perez allowed seven runs -- six earned -- and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday at Houston to fall to 3-1 with a 5.61 ERA. He has no idea why he struggles against Houston. "I have no idea why," Perez said. "I don't think I've ever pitched against this team at home, but it's nothing with the field. When I pitch against these guys, they just really hit it well."
Perez wins third straight
(4/22/2006) Odalis Perez pitched six innings of four-hit ball for his third consecutive victory as Los Angeles defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Friday night. Perez struck out four and walked one in equaling his 3-0 start of last season. The left-hander also got off to a quick start last year, winning four games in April for the first time in his career. "I mixed my pitches and threw my fastball with more consistency," Perez said. "Everything is working."
O. Perez holds Bonds in check
(4/16/2006) Odalis Perez pitched seven strong innings and held Barry Bonds in check as the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Saturday night. Perez (2-0) allowed only three hits -- none after the third inning -- before being lifted for a pinch hitter. Perez walked three, struck out two and threw 94 pitches.
Odalis Perez limits Pirates
(4/10/2006) Odalis Perez (1-0) limited the already slumping Pirates to one run and five hits over 5 1/3 innings Monday after giving up seven runs and nine hits in three innings in his first start last week.
Perez tagged for seven runs
(4/6/2006) Odalis Perez allowed seven runs, all earned, in Wednesday's loss vs. Atlanta. He did not suffer the loss, but was very unimpressive in three innings of work.
O. Perez limited in start
(4/6/2006) LHP Odalis Perez was on a limit of approximately 80-85 pitches in his start Wednesday. The Dodgers are being cautious with Perez because of shoulder problems that hampered him in 2005 and the disruption to his spring preparations caused by his participation in the World Baseball Classic.
(4/1/2006) Dodgers left-hander Odalis Perez allowed three runs and seven hits Friday vs. the L.A. Angels of Anaheim over four innings in his final tuneup before his season debut next Wednesday against Atlanta.
LH SP Perez avoids Braves on Sunday
(3/26/2006) Odalis Perez saw action Sunday in a minor league game, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing a two-run home run. The Dodgers starter threw 62 pitches. Originally scheduled to start against the Braves, Perez was moved to the minor league game because he will face Atlanta in the third game of the season.
O. Perez shines in minor leagues
(3/22/2006) LHP Odalis Perez threw two shutout innings in a minor league game Tuesday at Dodgertown. Perez retired all six batters he faced, throwing 21 pitches (14 strikes). He will rejoin the Dodgers' spring rotation later this week with RHP Aaron Sele likely to surrender those innings.
Perez ineligible for Tuesday
(3/7/2006) Daniel Cabrera and Odalis Perez, two pitchers on the 30-man roster for the Dominican Republic, were declared ineligible for Tuesday's game. The team permitted Cabrera and Perez to throw in exhibition games for their major league clubs last weekend, and WBCI determined they had thrown the equivalent of 30-49 pitches one day before their tournament opener. Both will be eligible to pitch Thursday against Italy.
Solid innings for O. Perez
(3/6/2006) Derek Lowe and Odalis Perez each pitched three shutout innings for the Dodgers against the Mets' split squad team Sunday.
Perez trained for a big comeback
(3/4/2006) After a miserable 2005 season, Odalis Perez was advised to hire a personal trainer. Perhaps the message was clear. "It was somebody's idea; I won't tell who," the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander said with a smile. Perez gave it a shot, and was sold after a week or so. Now, several months later, he thinks the decision holds the key to his season. "Believe me, I'll have a personal trainer from now on," he said. "I feel totally different. My arm is stronger, my whole body is stronger. I came into camp thinner, about 14 pounds. "I've had too many injuries. I don't want that anymore. I want to be part of this new team, I want to be here for a long time. Most of the Dominican guys, they have personal trainers. You just need somebody next to you who knows all that kind of stuff." The Dodgers acquired Perez from the Atlanta Braves before the 2002 season, and he was an immediate success, going 15-10 with a 3.00 ERA and pitching in the All-Star game.
Perez pounced on in 12th round
(2/10/2006) In CBS SportsLine.com's NL-only experts 5x5 Rotisserie draft, Dodgers SP Odalis Perez was selected second in the 12th round (136th overall).
L.A.'s Perez returns to rotation
(9/25/2005) Odalis Perez, making his first appearance since straining an oblique muscle Aug. 17, worked the first two innings as planned, allowing one run and two hits while throwing 28 pitches. Dessens relieved to start the third and gave up four runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings. "I felt weird. It's been five, six weeks since I've been in a real game," Perez said. "It's tough to have your command." Regarding the Dodgers' difficult season, Perez said, "It's been tough for everyone in this clubhouse. We don't have the same chemistry as last year."
Odalis Perez to start Saturday
(9/23/2005) Odalis Perez is ready to return from the DL after being out since Aug. 18 with a strained right oblique.
Dodgers' Perez might start Sat.
(9/22/2005) LHP Odalis Perez, on the DL since Aug. 18 with a strained right oblique, threw 62 pitches Tuesday in his fifth bullpen session and could return to the rotation Saturday against Pittsburgh. But manager Jim Tracy refused to say before re-evaluating him if Perez was a candidate to start then.
Odalis Perez to throw BP
(9/15/2005) Odalis Perez, also on the DL because of a strained right oblique muscle, will throw a batting practice session either Thursday or Friday in San Francisco.
L.A.'s Perez might return in 'pen
(9/12/2005) LHP Odalis Perez, sidelined since Aug. 18 with a strained right oblique muscle, has played catch several times recently. Manager Jim Tracy said he hopes Perez will be available before the end of the season in a relief role.
Dodgers' Perez might be shut down
(9/8/2005) Odalis Perez (oblique) is likely shut down for the rest of the season.
Perez goes on 15-day DL
(8/22/2005) Dodgers left-hander Odalis Perez was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday because of a strained muscle on his right side. Themove was retroactive to Thursday. Right-hander Edwin Jackson was recalled from Double-A Jacksonville and started Monday at Florida. Perez, 7-7 with a 4.73 ERA in 17 starts, is scheduled to see a doctor in Los Angeles to determine the extent of the injury.
Perez to be evaluated by Jobe
(8/21/2005) RHP Edwin Jackson will be recalled from Double-A Jacksonville to start Monday at Florida in place of ailing LHP Odalis Perez, manager Jim Tracy said. Perez (strained right oblique) returned to Los Angeles and is scheduled to be examined Monday by Dr. Frank Jobe.
Odalis Perez can't start Monday
(8/20/2005) Odalis Perez (strained right oblique) was scratched from his scheduled start Monday at Florida. "He went out to try to throw, and it wasn't very good," manager Jim Tracy said Friday.
Odalis Perez fine for Monday
(8/18/2005) Perez strained his right oblique while warming up before Wednesday's start at Atlanta. The injury was minor and he was able to pitch.
Perez to stay on 5-day schedule
(8/7/2005) Manager Jim Tracy has set his pitching rotation for the next two series, with Brad Penny, Derek Lowe and Odalis Perez going in the Phillies series that begins Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, and Jeff Weaver, D.J. Houlton and Penny going against the Mets next weekend.
Odalis Perez picks up a win
(7/27/2005) Perez allowed two earned runs and eight hits in seven innings on Tuesday against the Reds to improve to 6-5.
Odalis Perez evens up his record
(7/21/2005) Perez worked seven scoreless innings on Thursday at Philadelphia, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He walked only one batter and struck out seven batters to even his record at 5-5.
Odalis Perez takes the loss
(7/6/2005) Perez allowed four earned runs and eight hits in five innings on Tuesday at Colorado to take the loss in his first start back from the 15-day disabled list.
Dodgers activate Odalis Perez
(7/5/2005) The Dodgers activated Perez (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday to start at Colorado.
Odalis Perez pitches Thursday
(7/1/2005) Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Odalis Perez allowed one hit in five innings of a rehabilitation start for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s on Thursday. Perez walked one and struck out five. He threw 79 pitches in his fourth and final start for the Dodgers top minor league club as he recovers from left shoulder tendinitis. "I'm not 100 percent, but I can go and perform," Perez said. "I can throw my three pitches. I had command of all three of my pitches: fastball, change up and curve ball. Everything was fine."
Dodgers' Perez might return Tues.
(6/30/2005) LHP Odalis Perez is to make his fourth rehab start Thursday night for Triple-A Las Vegas, and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation Tuesday in Colorado. He hasn't pitched since May 14 because of a sore shoulder. Perez will replace Elmer Dessens in the rotation, meaning rookie D.J. Houlton will keep his spot.
More rehab for Odalis Perez
(6/29/2005) Perez (shoulder) will make a fourth rehab start on Thursday for Triple-A Las Vegas.
(6/29/2005) Perez (shoulder) might return to the Los Angeles rotation on Sunday against Arizona rather than make a scheduled rehab start on Thursday for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Perez needs 2 more rehab starts
(6/20/2005) LHP Odalis Perez will make his second minor-league injury-rehabilitation appearance Monday with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Perez is scheduled to throw between 50 and 55 pitches. Dodgers manager Jim Tracy indicated a third rehab start was likely before Perez's pitch count would be built up sufficiently to activate him from the DL. Perez has been out since May 14 with shoulder problems.
Odalis Perez makes rehab start
(6/16/2005) Perez (shoulder) allowed two earned runs and four hits in a rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday. On a positive note, he did not walk a batter and he struck out two.
O. Perez set for rehab
(6/13/2005) Odalis Perez (sore left shoulder) tossed 54 pitches in a bullpen session on Sunday. He will pitch in a game for Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday. "(Sunday) was a big, big test," Perez said. "(Sunday) was the best session I had. I threw all my pitches, I feel comfortable."
Dodgers' Perez ready for rehab
(6/12/2005) LHP Odalis Perez spent his 28th birthday on the DL, but was optimistic about returning to the rotation shortly -- once the soreness in his left shoulder subsides. "I'm not going to say I'm 100 percent, but I'm very close to where I'll be pitching in a game," said Perez, who will accompany the team to Kansas City after a 60-pitch bullpen session Sunday and possibly join their Triple-A Las Vegas club to begin a rehab assignment.
Dodgers' Perez tosses pen session
(6/6/2005) LHP Odalis Perez, who hasn't pitched since May 14 because of a sore shoulder, threw fastballs and changeups during a 45-pitch bullpen session and came out of it with slight stiffness. But pitching coach Jim Colborn was pleased with Perez's delivery and arm angle.
Odalis to not rush return
(6/3/2005) The Los Angeles Times reports Although eager to be activated from the disabled list, Odalis Perez stressed that he wouldn't return before his pitching shoulder has healed completely. "If I come back, I want to be 100 percent," he said. "I want to be able to go out there to the mound and give a good performance."
Odalis has setback in session
(6/2/2005) The Los Angeles Times reports Odalis Perez experienced shoulder weakness after throwing 40 pitches in the bullpen and is still not close to coming off the disabled list. "If I have to take more time off to get to 90 percent or 100 percent, I will," he said.
Dodgers' Perez throws off mound
(5/31/2005) Odalis Perez (DL, sore shoulder) threw 46 pitches -- all fastballs -- off the bullpen mound and came out of it with a mild amount of soreness. Manager Jim Tracy said Perez needs two more bullpen sessions to test his breaking ball and changeup before determining the next step. Perez wasn't happy about missing his turn in the rotation against former Atlanta teammate Greg Maddux. "It would have been nice to go out there knowing I was going to be pitching against a future Hall of Famer," Perez said. "But things happen for a reason. I'm injured and I'm not going to face him, but maybe next time we go to Chicago I will."
Perez throws bullpen session
(5/29/2005) Odalis Perez, sidelined since May 15 with a sore left shoulder, threw a bullpen session in Los Angeles, but manager Jim Tracy had no estimate on his return. "He just has to get his arm strength back, and when that will happen is a question I don't have the answer to," Tracy said.
Alvarez, Carlyle to replace Perez
(5/25/2005) The Dodgers placed LHP Odalis Perez on the 15-day DL with left shoulder soreness. Wilson Alvarez will pitch in Perez's place Wednesday and will be limited to 65-70 pitches.
Odalis Perez placed on DL
(5/24/2005) The Dodgers placed Perez on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday due to inflammation in his left shoulder. The move is retroactive to May 15.
Odalis Perez headed for DL
(5/22/2005) The team's official website reports Perez continues to feel discomfort in his shoulder on Sunday, so his bullpen session was scratched. He will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Odalis Perez plays catch
(5/21/2005) Odalis Perez, who has shoulder tightness, played catch Friday. He might throw a bullpen session Sunday and if all goes well, he could start Wednesday. If not, RHP Scott Erickson would replace him, manager Jim Tracy said.
Dodgers' Perez will miss start
(5/17/2005) LHP Odalis Perez will miss a start because of tightness in the front of his pitching shoulder. An MRI exam taken Monday showed no structural damage, leaving Perez relieved. "I don't want to be pushing or rushing. I'll miss a start, get treatment, do what I need to do to get back," he said. Manager Jim Tracy said Scott Erickson will start in Perez's spot Friday night against the Angels, with Perez tentatively set to go May 25 at San Francisco.
Odalis Perez feels tightness
(5/15/2005) Perez experienced some tightness in his shoulder and will have a precautionary MRI on Monday.
Dodgers' Perez picks up 4th win
(4/30/2005) Odalis Perez (4-1) held the Rockies to three hits and one run over seven innings Friday night, striking out seven and walking one. "That was a terrific pitching performance by Odalis Perez, and we got the most out of five hits," Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said. "We got a couple of huge home runs."
Odalis Perez goes five strong
(4/7/2005) Perez allowed one earned run and six hits in five innings on Wednesday at San Francisco. He issued three walks and struck out two.
Perez on restricted pitch count
(4/6/2005) Wednesday Dodgers starter Odalis Perez will be on a pitch count of 75-80 as he is recovering from a biceps injury.
O. Perez to start second game
(3/29/2005) Odalis Perez has been named for the second game of the regular season at San Francisco on April 6.
O. Perez makes spring debut
(3/22/2005) Odalis Perez (biceps) allowed one run in two innings in Tuesday's spring game against Florida in his spring debut. "I could be ready to go if I have to be the No. 2 guy," Perez said. "I could be ready to go five innings."
Odalis Perez encouraged
(3/15/2005) Perez (biceps) tossed 41 pitches in the bullpen on Monday and did not report any problems. "I was a little off early, but then I started hitting my spots," Perez told the team's official website. "I'll have another bullpen Wednesday and I think I'll pitch two innings in a game Saturday."
Dodgers Perez gets bullpen work in
(3/14/2005) Starting pitcher Odalis Perez recovering from minor injuries sustained Feb. 24 threw in the bullpen Monday.
Odalis Perez points to weekend
(3/8/2005) The Los Angeles Times reports that Perez (biceps tendinitis) won't throw until the weekend at the earliest. He has not thrown in a game or in a bullpen session since Feb. 23.
Perez has slight biceps tendinitis
(2/26/2005) Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said he hopes Odalis Perez, who has a slight case of biceps tendinitis, will be able to throw Monday and pitch in an exhibition game March 7.
(1/10/2005) Odalis Perez signed a three-year contract to remain with the Dodgers. He is excited about the prospect of improved run support this season. "This year, the moves they've been making, they've been great. This is a great team," Perez said Monday.
M's make offer to Odalis Perez
(12/21/2004) Perez received a three-year offer from the Mariners earlier this week, according to the Seattle Times.
Perez could pitch on short rest
(9/27/2004) Dodgers manager Jim Tracy told the Los Angeles Times that Odalis Perez might start on three days' rest Sunday against San Francisco if the team is still fighting for a playoff berth.
Odalis Perez back in action
(9/9/2004) Perez (shoulder) allowed three runs in five innings against Arizona on Wednesday night, but manager Jim Tracy limited him to only 66 pitches.
Dodgers' Perez set for Wednesday
(9/6/2004) Odalis Perez (biceps soreness) remains on schedule to start Wednesday's game against Arizona, according to the Los Angeles Times. He completed a pain-free bullpen session on Sunday.
Odalis Perez gets good news
(9/5/2004) Odalis Perez underwent an examination on his injured pitching arm on Saturday. The test revealed that he no serious problems and could continue pitching.
Odalis Perez injured Thursday
(9/3/2004) Perez was taken out of Thursday's game after five innings due to tightness in his left shoulder.
Odalis Perez gets no-decision
(8/19/2004) Perez allowed only one earned run and six hits over eight innings against Florida on Wednesday.
Odalis Perez beats former mentor
(8/13/2004) Perez allowed six hits and just one run in 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Cubs. He defeated his former teammate Greg Maddux.
Dodgers activate Odalis Perez
(7/18/2004) Odalis Perez (rotator cuff) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday. He took the roster spot of Edwin Jackson, who was put on the disabled list because of an injured forearm.
Dodgers' Perez to throw Friday
(7/8/2004) Odalis Perez (shoulder tendinitis) is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions on Friday and Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Dodgers shelve Odalis Perez
(7/4/2004) The Dodgers placed Odalis Perez on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday due to an inflamed rotator cuff. The move is retroactive to June 27. Edwin Jackson was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place in the rotation.
Dodgers' Perez to miss two weeks?
(7/2/2004) Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta told the Los Angeles Times that he was "not counting on" Odalis Perez (shoulder tendinitis) returning to the rotation before the All-Star break. The team has no plans to trade for a starter, so either Wilson Alvarez or Brian Falkenborg could pitch in Perez's place twice to finish out the first half.
Dodgers' Perez to miss Friday turn
(7/1/2004) Odalis Perez will miss his scheduled start Friday at Anaheim after an MRI exam Wednesday revealed he has shoulder tendinitis, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I can't tell you when he'll pitch, but I think he's going to miss a start," team physician Frank Jobe said. "We'll see how he is in the next couple of days."
Odalis Perez has tendinitis
(7/1/2004) The results on Perez's MRI revealed tendinitis in part of his left rotator cuff.
Odalis Perez misses MRI
(6/30/2004) The Los Angeles Times reports that Perez had an adverse effect from his anti-inflammatory medication and he was unable to undergo Tuesday's scheduled MRI. The team rescheduled the MRI but they are still unclear on who will start Thursday's game at Anaheim. "Last night, I was like... I don't know. It hit my stomach hard," he said.
Odalis Perez to get MRI
(6/28/2004) The Los Angeles Times reports that Perez will undergo an MRI on his pitching shoulder Tuesday.
Odalis Perez leaves game early
(6/26/2004) Perez allowed three earned runs on three hits against Anaheim before leaving after the fifth inning with an irritated rotator cuff. He did not factor into the decision.
Odalis Perez with solid effort
(6/11/2004) Perez allowed just one run over eight strong innings on Friday against Boston. He allowed just five hits and struck out seven. It was his 10th quality start of the season. He did not factor in the decision.
Odalis Perez to face Boston
(6/7/2004) Odalis Perez was granted his wish to be moved back a day so he could pitch at Fenway Park on Friday. "We sensed disappointment that he was going to start the game against Toronto, and you could tell by the tone of his voice that Boston was the team he was interested in pitching against, so he's going to get it," Jim Tracy told the Los Angeles Times.
Odalis Perez not getting support
(6/1/2004) The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, but after Perez left trailing by two runs. Perez allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings with six strikeouts and no walks.
Odalis Perez loses tough one
(5/22/2004) Perez allowed only one earned run on four hits in seven innings, but still lost at Atlanta Friday.
Odalis Perez steady
(5/18/2004) Odalis Perez has pitched six quality starts in his last seven games.
Odalis Perez to go Friday
(4/21/2004) The Los Angeles Times says Perez will start Friday in the opener of a three-game series against the Giants.
Odalis Perez becomes Giant-killer
(4/17/2004) Perez allowed only two hits in eight scoreless innings at San Francisco Friday.
(11/12/2003) The Cardinals are willing to trade Jim Edmonds to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Perez, according to the Los Angeles Times. The White Sox are also pursuing Perez, offering Carlos Lee or Paul Konerko in exchange.
Odalis Perez's season is finished
(9/24/2003) The Los Angeles Times reports that Perez (fingernail) will not pitch again this season. He developed a blood blister on his first pitch of his Monday start in San Diego.
Odalis Perez spanked in return
(9/23/2003) Perez (fingernail) was able to make his scheduled start on Monday at San Diego, but he was tattooed for four earned runs and five hits in only one inning.
Odalis Perez to make two starts
(9/19/2003) Perez (broken fingernail) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday and is expected to make two more starts, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Odalis Perez skips start
(9/18/2003) Perez had a broken fingernail and was forced to skip his start Wednesday against Arizona. He was replaced by Edwin Jackson.
Odalis Perez improves to 10-9
(8/21/2003) Perez allowed one earned run and nine hits in eight innings on Thursday against Montreal, as he improved to 10-9. He also struck out six batters.
Odalis Perez could head to Boston
(7/31/2003) The Boston Herald notes that the Red Sox are working on a three-team deal that would send either Freddy Sanchez or Kevin Youkilis to Cincinnati, Aaron Boone to Los Angeles and Perez to Boston.
Odalis Perez has decent game
(7/26/2003) Perez allowed only one earned run on five hits in eight innings at Arizona on Friday.
Odalis Perez rocked on Sunday
(7/21/2003) Perez allowed seven earned runs, six hits and four walks in only 3 2/3 innings on Sunday against St. Louis. He fell to 6-8.
Odalis Perez might be dealt
(7/11/2003) The Los Angeles Times notes that the Dodgers are trying to trade Perez to the Pirates for Brian Giles.
Odalis Perez has great game
(7/5/2003) Perez allowed only three hits in eight scoreless innings against Arizona on Saturday. He had a no-hitter entering the eighth.
Odalis Perez ejected again
(6/25/2003) Perez was ejected after the sixth inning of a game in San Francisco on Tuesday for arguing a balk call. Before the ejection, Perez had allowed only two runs on four hits.
Odalis Perez ejected
(6/14/2003) Perez was ejected from Friday's game at Cleveland for arguing over two calls at second-base. He allowed three runs on six hits in six innings. He did not factor into the decision.
Odalis Perez to pitch Tuesday
(5/2/2003) Perez said he needed an extra day of rest after throwing 132 pitches on Wednesday. Jim Tracy aligned the rotation so that with a day off on Monday, all of his starters will get five days of rest, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Odalis Perez shuts down Pittsburgh
(4/26/2003) Perez (sprained ankle) pitched seven innings on Friday at Pittsburgh. He limited the Pirates to two earned runs, four hits and one walk, while striking out three batters.
Odalis Perez readies for start
(4/23/2003) The Los Angeles Times says Odalis Perez (ankle) will start on Friday at Pittsburgh.
Odalis Perez tosses session in pen
(4/20/2003) Odalis Perez (sprained right ankle) threw a 10-minute bullpen session on Sunday. "I feel very good," Perez said. "Two days ago, it was pretty bad."
Odalis Perez to miss start
(4/18/2003) Perez (ankle) will miss his start Saturday against San Francisco. According to the Los Angeles Times, he played catch Thursday but was unable to throw in the bullpen. The Dodgers have pushed his next bullpen workout to Sunday, so Perez won't pitch again until Tuesday at the earliest. "We don't want to rush him," manager Jim Tracy said. "And we may want him to throw a couple of bullpens before he goes back to the mound."
Odalis Perez's MRI negative
(4/17/2003) An MRI exam and bone scan on Odalis Perez's sprained ankle Wednesday came back negative, according to the Los Angeles Times. "It feels a lot better [Wednesday]," he said. "There's no [serious] damage in there. I feel a lot better about it. It's better to miss one start than two or three months." Dodgers manager Jim Tracy wants Perez to complete a bullpen workout on Thursday before committing the left-hander to start Saturday's game against San Francisco.
Odalis Perez bumped to Saturday
(4/16/2003) The Dodgers pushed back Perez's next scheduled start from Thursday against San Diego to Saturday against San Francisco after the swelling in his sprained right ankle worsened on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. However, he is questionable to pitch Saturday as well. Perez will undergo an MRI exam and possibly a bone scan on Wednesday, although X-rays Tuesday were negative. "He seemed to be OK in San Francisco ... but it's probably a little more sprained than we thought at first," said Dodgers team physician Frank Jobe. "We just don't want to miss anything."
Odalis Perez should pitch Thursday
(4/14/2003) Perez told the Los Angeles Daily News that his sprained right foot was improved on Sunday. Provided he can throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, he will make his scheduled start Thursday against San Diego. "There is a real good chance he'll make his start," Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said.
Odalis Perez might miss start
(4/13/2003) Perez (ankle) is doubtful for his next start on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times. He suffered a sprained right ankle in his last start. He is expected to throw a side session on Sunday.
Odalis Perez suffers ankle injury
(4/12/2003) Perez is undergoing treatment for a right ankle injury. He sustained the injury running the bases in the sixth inning Saturday. "I hope tomorrow it feels better," Perez said. "If it doesn't feel better, I'm going to be the one who asks for X-rays."
Odalis Perez returns from flu
(3/12/2003) Perez (flu) pitched four scoreless innings on Tuesday.
Odalis Perez misses start
(3/4/2003) The Orange County Register says Perez was scratched from Tuesday's start because of the flu.
(2/13/2003) The Los Angeles Times says Odalis Perez is expected in Dodgers' camp on Friday, and his fitness is not a concern. Fatigue was a concern for Perez during the 2002 season. "He pitched all of the way through the Caribbean World Series. He didn't pitch Game 7 and I was happy about that," said Dodgers GM Dan Evans.
(9/29/2002) Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said Saturday that Perez will not make his scheduled start Sunday. With the team out of contention, Victor Alvarez will get the start against San Diego.
(9/21/2002) Perez is scheduled to start the Dodgers final regular-season game Sept. 29 against San Diego. However, manager Jim Tracy might tinker with his rotation if Los Angeles remains in playoff contention, so dont count on two starts from the left-hander in the upcoming week.
(9/20/2002) Dodgers manager Jim Tracy told The Los Angeles Daily News that Perez might get an extra start next week. Monitor this situation. An extra start might make Perez more productive in the final week of the season.
(8/5/2002) According to The Los Angeles Daily News Perez might be demoted to the bullpen when Kevin K. Brown is activated from the disabled list. Perez is 0-3 with a 5.01 ERA since the All-Star break and has already had a career high in innings pitched. Follow this developing sitaution. Perez will be useless as a reliever.
(7/25/2002) Perez, who recently requested some rest, will not make his next start until Aug. 1, according to published reports. The Dodgers will take advantage of off days Thursday and Monday to push his next start back.
(7/22/2002) Perez, who had recently stated he wanted to skip a turn or two to rest his arm, rescinded the request, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. Keep an eye on his status. Perez has pitched a lot of innings this year and might show some signs of tiringa t some point,
(3/15/2002) Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said Thursday that Perez will probably be a starter, not a reliever, if he makes the Opening Day roster. The left-hander threw four shutout innings Thursday, and Tracy told the Los Angeles Times that his outing was "as good as any pitching performance we've seen all spring." Perez and fellow fifth-starter contender Eric Gagne clearly lead veteran Omar Daal in the race, at least statistically, so right now don't forget about Perez as a sleeper in NL-only leagues.
(8/17/2001) Perez allowed one run on four hits in four innings in a rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Richmond, and proclaimed himself ready to return to the Braves, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He still may not be activated until Sept. 1, however, since Jason Marquis has been pitching well as the Braves' fifth starter. We don't expect that Perez will pitch in a prominent role once healthy, so don't count on great Fantasy stats from him the rest of the way.
(8/10/2001) Perez allowed one run on six hits in three innings of a rehab start for Triple-A Richmond on Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His return date depends on how effective Jason Marquis is in the rotation, so don't expect Perez back before September unless Marquis struggles.
(8/8/2001) Perez will make his first rehab start Thursday when he pitches for Triple-A Richmond. On Tuesday, Perez threw on the side for the fourth time since going on the 15-day disabled list July 22 with a cut between his left thumb and index finger.
(8/2/2001) Perez had the stitches removed from his left hand on Tuesday and has begun playing catch, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He hopes to begin throwing off a mound before Tuesday, and says that his circle changup grip should not be affected.
(7/22/2001) The Braves placed Perez on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after he took five stitches between his thumb and left index finger trying to field a grounder during Saturday's game. Keep him on reserve for now.
(7/22/2001) Perez left Saturday's game against Montreal in the fifth inning with a cut on his left hand on a hard grounder by Orlando Cabrera. He received five stitches and will miss at least two starts and is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. Reserve or drop Perez for now.
(7/20/2001) Manager Bobby Cox is leaning towards keeping Perez in the rotation instead of Jason Marquis with Kevin Millwood returning to the Braves' rotation on Friday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This move isn't set in stone, but Marquis' Fantasy value will drop significantly if he moves to middle relief.
(7/16/2001) The Braves will move either Perez or Jason Marquis to the bullpen once Kevin Millwood is activated, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Perez is the most likely candidate, because he's a left-hander who could take the bullpen spot of Trey Moore, who is expected to be demoted to clear a roster spot for Millwood. Perez or Marquis would have considerably less Fantasy value as a reliever.
(6/13/2001) Perez, working on normal rest for just the second time this season, tossed eight shutout innings Tuesday in Toronto. He threw 7.2 shutout innings in his first regular start in Los Angeles May 11. Perez was considered one of the better Fantasy sleepers coming into this season, and the fact that he's now on a regular turn in the rotation due to the injury to John Smoltz could help improve his numbers. See if he's available in your league.
(4/30/2001) Perez (1-4), making his first start since April 15, allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in a loss to Arizona. Perez has allowed four or more runs in three of his four starts and four of his six appearances overall. "I just gave up some runs on nothing," Perez said. "I have no words to describe. This is so frustrating. It's unbelievable. Unbelievable. I gave up two runs, three runs and nothing happened." Keep Perez out of your lineup for now if your league allows reserves.
(3/23/2001) Perez will make his first spring start on March 26 as he prepares to take John Smoltz's spot in the Atlanta rotation. Perez is returning from elbow surgery, but has pitched in winter ball and looks to be in good health.
(2/26/2001) Perez has been sporting some of the best fastballs in Braves camp this spring, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It's been 18 months since he underwent elbow surgery, and the Braves are optimistic that he'll be able to pitch for the big-league team by Opening Day. Perez is in contention for the fifth starter job, which would give him enough Fantasy value to make him a good late-round pick. Keep an eye on his performance in this hotly-contested positional battle.
(6/23/2000) He is slowly recovering and hopes to rejoin the club in September.
(7/26/1999) The Braves said pitcher Odalis Perez, placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, will have surgery to repair a torn medial collateral ligament in his left elbow and will miss the rest of the season.
(7/1/1999) Odalis Perez' on-the-job training continues, and the Braves are willing to cut him some slack. The rookie has been hit hard in his past three outings -- at Houston, at Arizona, and home against the Mets -- allowing 15 earned runs in 14.1 innings. His lack of control has been the big problem: he has walked 13 in that span, including seven against the Astros. "Learning up here is a very difficult situation," said Manager Bobby Cox. "He's holding his own. As bad as it may seem, it's not that bad. Winning is everything with this team right now, but I like him. I think we can bring him along."
(3/29/1999) Perez has won the number 5 spot in Braves rotation. Be weary before drafting him though, the Braves have alternatives in Chen and Remlinger if he should falter.
(12/28/1998) Has shown tremendous strikeout potential at the minor-league levl, but needs to work on his control. May not be fully ready for prime-time duty in the majors, and is a longshot to win the No. 5 starting job. Needs more grooming before he can make a true Fantasy impact.