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Is This the Year for Perez?

Is This the Year for Perez?

Felix Perez was once a high-visibility prospect. The biggest thing that has hindered his minor league career was discovery of his real age. He hit well in AAA last season in only his third professional season and even though he's closer to 30 than he is 25 it doesn't mean he can't play. Continued improvement could force him into consideration for a LH bat off the bench as a utility OF.

Countdown to opening day: 3 days. Cuban defector Felix Perez was making headlines before his professional debut, though not in a complimentary way. In 2009 he was a high profile signing when the Yankees inked him to a $3 million deal. MLB later voided that contract and handed him a one year suspension for falsifying his age. One year later Cincinnati landed him for $550,000 after reinstatement... Recommended Stories

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