The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Hernan Perez to a minor league deal, the team announced. He has been assigned to Triple-A Nashville. The Brewers also announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Andy Otero, who will be sent to extended spring training.
Perez recently elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Nationals. Perez had gone just 1-for-19 with a couple of walks in 10 games with the Nats. He also took the hill twice, tossing a pair of scoreless innings.
With Keston Hiura recently being demoted, Perez could have a quicker path back to the Majors in Milwaukee than had he stayed in Washington, though that’s not necessarily the driving factor for Perez. He certainly has a fair amount of familiarity with Milwaukee having spent a chunk of his career there. Perez played for the Brewers from midway through 2015 until 2019.