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MAR 7, 7:35p ET
Rotowire: Apr 13 / 7:52a ET
News: Perez imploded in the ninth inning Sunday in a 7-4 loss to the Dodgers, allowing two earned runs on two hits (including a home run) and a walk, while striking out the side.
Impact: Perez has been quite effective over the past few seasons as a reliever, but like most bullpen arms, he's prone to the occasional blow-up. The two runs he allowed put the Dodgers up 7-0 and kept the game out of reach when the Diamondbacks made a comeback in the bottom of the ninth. He should be fine in his next outing.
Rotowire: Apr 10 / 9:56p ET
News: Perez picked up the win in relief Friday in a 4-3 win over the Dodgers. He pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit in the contest.
Impact: This was the veteran reliever's third appearance of the season and he has once again shown that he can be effective in short outings. He is the D-backs' top lefty option in the bullpen.
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.