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Orioles sign suspended pitcher Perez

Chris PerezThe Orioles have signed some bullpen help on Thursday but they won’t get any of it until late August. The Orioles signed right-handed reliever Chris Perez to a minor league contract but it was announced on June 24 that he would have to serve a 50-game suspension for drug use.

Perez just turned 30-years-old and most recently was pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate in the spring but allowed eight runs on 14 hits in just 7.2 innings pitched.

But the guy has a long track-record of elite pitching performances. From 2010-2013, Perez was a two-time All-Star and earned 124 saves for the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles showed interest in Perez after they traded Jim Johnson but he moved on to the Dodgers.

In his career, Perez has a 3.51 ERA and .219 BAA. Last year he pitched in 49 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers and went 1-3 with a 4.27 ERA and just 39 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched.

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