D-backs' Latin players feel connection to Valley
MAR 7, 7:35p ET
Rotowire: Mar 2 / 10:28a ET
News: Perez is among the few relievers positioned as a lock for the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster.
Impact: With improved control and a continued ability to miss bats, Perez has become an above average reliever while making the transition to the role over the past three seasons. If the Diamondbacks are forced to begin the season without Addison Reed (shoulder), Perez could work in tandem with a right-handed option (Evan Marshall or Brad Ziegler) to close out games with a committee. At this point, it's purely speculation that Reed could miss the start of the season, and the D-backs have a variety of options at their disposal.