The Los Angeles Dodgers
agreed to a one-year deal with free agent right-handed reliever Chris Perez on Monday, according to multiple reports.
Financial terms of the deal were not available. He made $7.3 million this year.
Perez, 28, went 5-3 with a 4.33 ERA and 25 saves this year for the Cleveland Indians
. In the past four seasons as the Indians closer, Perez collected 123 saves.
The Indians released him after the season following a second half in which he had a 5.60 ERA. He and his wife were arrested for marijuana possession in June and put on probation in September after pleading no contest.
---Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the team will go with speedy prospect Billy Hamilton as the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter for next season.
The Reds lost Shin-Soo Choo to the Texas Rangers in free agency last week and their trade proposal to the New York Yankees for Brett Gardner was turned down.
---The Minnesota Twins signed right-handed pitcher Mike Pelfrey
and catcher Kurt Suzuki
The deals were agreed upon last week. Pelfrey signed a two-year, $11 million deal. Suzuki signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract.
Minnesota outrighted outfielder Darin Mastroianni to Class AAA Rochester to make room on the 40-man roster.
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