Reds Sign Felix Perez

The Reds signed 25-year-old Cuban outfielder Felix Perez to a minor league deal worth $550K today. Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN.com reported yesterday that a signing seemed likely and the team confirmed the move today on Twitter, with John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer adding the dollar amount (via Twitter). Last night, Reds GM Walt Jocketty said his club was one of many teams still talking to Perez, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com.

Major League Baseball suspended Perez for one year for lying about his age and reinstated him in October of last year. Perez agreed to a deal with the Yankees in the spring of 2009.  The proposed deal would have included a signing bonus in the range of $3MM to $3.5MM.  At the time, Perez claimed to be 20 years old though sources told Arangure that it was believed he could be four or even five years older than that.  Upon discovering the age discrepancy, the Bombers broke off talks.

When the Yankees ceased discussions with the outfielder, several scouts told Arangure that this was a blessing in disguise as they didn't believe he was worth the money that was being offered.


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14 Comments on "Reds Sign Felix Perez"


Ethanator99
5 years 2 months ago

How old is he actually?

redsfan7147
5 years 2 months ago

what kind of player is he? power hitter speed ? i cant find anything on him

mdccclxix
5 years 2 months ago

Supposed to be a 5 tool player, 25 y/o, could move quickly to take LF. Bats and throws lefty.

josecarlos20
5 years 2 months ago

he is a good player and has much talent, I say this because if I saw him play in Cuba and is fast, has power at bat, he plays with love for the shirt.

josecarlos20
5 years 2 months ago

he is a good player and has much talent, I say this because if I saw him play in Cuba and is fast, has power at bat, he plays with love for the shirt.

josecarlos20
5 years 2 months ago

he is a good player and has much talent, I say this because if I saw him play in Cuba and is fast, has power at bat, he plays with love for the shirt.

redsfan7147
5 years 2 months ago

who would you compare him too..and is he big league ready can he help the reds this year

josecarlos20
5 years 2 months ago

he is a good player and has much talent, I say this because if I saw him play in Cuba and is fast, has power at bat, he plays with love for the shirt.

EOMLB
4 years 10 months ago

I Saw Felix Perez playing 09-12-2010 in Miami-Tamiami Park for Miami Dade Wood Bat league. He went 0 for 3; no hits! Got caught trying to steal second 12 feet before the base. He did not impress me at all. Did not sit with team in dugout thought he was to hot to stay with them. Not exactly a AA or A ball player no manners. He is not A or AA material yet. Saw a player at that game for Polar Beer team (Pat Peyno) a infielder/utility player that just turned 21yr that stoled the lime light out of him. He went 3 for 5, hit solid line drive and a 400+ bomb, stoled 3 bases and made spectacular dives and win saving plays. That kid looked even better than Manny Machado and I have seen Machado.

EOMLB
4 years 10 months ago

i Saw Felix Perez playing 09-12-2010 in Miami-Tamiami Park for Miami Dade Wood Bat league. He went 0 for 3; no hits! Got caught trying to steal second 12 feet before the base. He did not impress me at all. Did not sit with team in dugout thought he was to hot to stay with them. Not exactly a AA or A ball player no manners. He is not A or AA material yet. Saw a player at that game for Polar Beer team (Pat Peyno) a infielder/utility player that just turned 21yr that stoled the lime light out of him. He went 3 for 5, hit solid line drive and a 400+ bomb, stoled 3 bases and made spectacular dives and win saving plays. That kid looked even better than Manny Machado and I have seen Machado.

EOMLB
4 years 10 months ago

Saw him again 09-19-2010 at Miami-Tamiami Park for Miami Dade Wood Bat league for team Leon Medical Center. He had struck out his first at bat, got caught out in right field on 2nd at bat and walked 3rd at bat with 2 strikes on him. I left and did not see the rest of game. He made one good throw from center field. I did not like all the flashy gold chains and huge charms on his neck (look like Mr.T).

EOMLB
4 years 10 months ago

Saw him again 09-19-2010 at Miami-Tamiami Park for Miami Dade Wood Bat league for team Leon Medical Center. He had struck out his first at bat, got caught out in right field on 2nd at bat and walked 3rd at bat with 2 strikes on him. I left and did not see the rest of game. He made one good throw from center field. I did not like all the flashy gold chains and huge charms on his neck (look like Mr.T).

5 years 2 months ago

Scouts?

5 years 2 months ago

Scouts?