TIJUANA.- Los Toros de Tijuana announced the arrival of Mexican pitcher Óliver Pérez, who joins the former Major League Baseball players who promise to shine in the new campaign of the Mexican Baseball League.
Through his official Twitter account, Toros boasted the hiring of Pérez, 39, who promises to be a key piece in the aspirations of the border squad to seek the title of the 2021 campaign.
“One more star will illuminate the firmament of the Mexican Baseball League (LMB) and in one fell swoop the bullpen of Toros de Tijuana added 19 years of experience in the Major Leagues.
“Since February 18, 2017, the Tijuana Bulls acquired Oliver Pérez’s rights of return in a trade with Saraperos de Saltillo. In that movement, the bordermen sent Román Peña Zonta to the Coahuilense squad. Patience paid dividends to the Tijuana organization that will now have the left-handed arm of this experienced pitcher who has participated in 696 games in the “Big Top”.
“Pérez was benefited by a metamorphosis in his major league career, since in 2012 he reinvented himself to become a reliever and extend his career,” said the Tijuana team.
The Culiacán-born pitcher made his MLB debut in 2002 with the San Diego Padres and in 2015 he had his best season with 15 wins with the New York Mets. Pérez also played in the Major Leagues with Pittsburgh, Seattle, Arizona, Houston, Washington and Cleveland.