Utility fielder Hernan Perez (32), who played for the Hanwha Eagles in the KBO League, found a new team while participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Daniel Alvarez-Montes, a reporter for the Venezuelan media ‘El Extra Bass’, said on the 16th (Korean time) that Perez has agreed to a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Perez, who is currently participating in the WBC as a representative of Venezuela, will join Minnesota after the tournament. Venezuela, who finished first in Group D with four wins, will have a quarterfinal tournament against the United States on the 19th.
Right-handed utility Perez, who debuted with the Detroit Tigers in 2012, went through the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, and Washington Nationals, and by 2021 had a career batting average of .25, 436 hits, 45 homers, 180 RBIs, 69 stolen bases, and OPS .662 in 651 major league 10 seasons. Recorded.
Perez, who hit double-digit home runs for two consecutive years with 13 and 14 respectively from 2016 to 2017, is a utility player who crosses all seven positions in the infield and outfield except for catcher. However, after 10 games in Washington in 2021, his major league career came to a standstill.
In July of that year, he moved to Korea. He joined the first team in August as a substitute foreign hitter for Hanwha and recorded a batting average of .268 (60 hits in 224 bats), 5 homers, 33 RBIs, and an OPS of .732 in 59 games. He also played 6 positions in Hanwha, including all infield positions and corner outfield positions, but failed to renew the contract because he could not show an impact in batting. 메이저사이트
Last year, he recorded a batting average of .269, 87 hits, 9 homers, and 39 RBIs in 86 games for the Gwynnett Strippers, a minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, with an OPS of .724. He was released as a free agent without receiving a big league call-up, and he didn’t find a team until recently.
However, during the WBC tournament, he signed a contract with Minnesota and took the opportunity to try again in the major leagues. In the WBC, he played only 1 out of 4 group stage matches. He came out of the field in the 5th inning against Israel on the 16th and crossed right field and shortstop, but was sluggish with 3 at-bats and 3 strikeouts in hitting.