Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It's Official: Dodgers Sign 2 Relievers - Chris Perez and Jamey Wright

Over the past several days there has been talk of the Dodgers signing a couple of relievers to shore up their bullpen.  Well, they made those signings official today.

The Dodger announced this afternoon that they have signed both Chris Perez and Jamey Wright to 1-year free agent contacts.

In celebration, I made a couple of fantasy Baseball cards for both of them using a design I've been fiddling with all winter.  BTW, the photo used on the Jamey Wright card was originally taken by Dee Gordon and was shared on Jon SooHoo's photoblog.

As for the new Dodgers, Ned Colletti had this to say about Chris Perez.
"Chris expressed an interest in coming here and pitching in any role Don asks of him,” said Colletti. “We see him adding depth and experience to our bullpen and while Kenley and Brian will close games, we play so many tight games that we couldn’t pass up the chance to add another reliever who has experienced success in the 7th, 8th and 9th inning. It’s a great opportunity for both Chris and the Dodgers."
As you know, Jamey Wright played for the Dodgers in 2012.
"We’re very familiar with Jamey from his time with us in 2012 and he’s capable of pitching in a variety of different roles,” said Colletti “He brings versatility, a veteran presence and added leadership to the staff. We look forward to having him back in 2014.”
Below are their career stats, and you can check out the Dodgers press release for both of them, here and here.  I should add that the rumored signings of both Juan Uribe and Brian Wilson have yet to be made official.

Chris Perez's career stats via Baseball Reference.

Jamey Wright's career stats via Baseball Reference.

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