Nats Ink Odalis Perez To Minor League Deal

Bill Ladson of reports that left-hander Odalis Perez has agreed to return to the Nationals on a minor league contract.  It’s surprising to see that he didn’t do better, but maybe Perez did what he had to to remain in Washington.

Perez, 31, finished with a 7-12 record last season, but he made 14 quality starts and wound up with a 4.34 ERA.  It was his lowest earned run average since 2004.  Manager Manny Acta had this to say about Perez at the end of last season:

"He has given us a lot of quality starts and the innings that we were hoping he would give us out of Spring Training. We think he could have easily won double-digits, almost 15 wins, with any type of help."

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