Born: Aug 15, 1981
A native of Mexico, Perez arrived in the big leagues in 2002, going 4-5 in 16 games with the San Diego Padres. Traded to Pittsburgh in 2003, the deceptive lefty led the National League in strikeouts per inning in 2004. After several up-and-down seasons as a starter, Perez went to Seattle in 2012 and revived his career as a reliever.
Perez was acquired by the Astros in August of 2015 and pitched a total of 12 innings in 22 appearances down the stretch. A free agent after the season, Perez signed with the Washington Nationals in December.