Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

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The New York Mets signed free agent second baseman Jairo Perez to a minor league deal according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

Perez, 25, is coming off a solid showing in the Venezuelan Winter League where he batted .342/.407/.591 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI in 149 at-bats.

Last season he played for the Independent League Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association.

Perez was initially signed by Minnesota as a non-drafted free agent in 2006, But after suffering one injury after another, including undergoing Tommy John surgery, he was eventually released by the Twins after the 2012 season.

Seems like a nice under the radar signing that could prove useful. I’m sure the deal included a Spring Training invite, although Eddy doesn’t mention it.


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