The 30 year old, left-handed hitting outfielder, Timo Perez had is contract purchased from Triple-A Memphis, by the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
The 5'9" 180 pound major league veteran with a little over four years of major league service, was hitting .318 with five home runs and 16 RBI, for the Memphis Redbirds.
Perez a member of the 2005 World Series champion White Sox, has participated in 16 postseason games, including 14 for the Mets in 2000 and two for the White Sox last season.
His best season came in 2002 when he established career highs in every category, including average (.295), games played (136), at bats (444), runs scored (52), hits (131), doubles (27), triples (6), home runs (8), RBI (47) and stolen bases (10).
Perez spent part of five seasons, to include 1994 and from 1996-1999 playing for the minor league and major league clubs of the Hiroshima Carp in the Japanese Central League. In 359 career games in Japan, Timo hit .310.
Timo appeared in just 76 games for the White Sox, the second-fewest of his Major League career.
Perez is being called up as insurance for the outfield, with center-fielder Jim Edmonds, being listed day to day, with a mild to moderate abdominal wall strain.
Perez is wearing uniform #19 for tonight's game.