Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have boosted their bullpen after agreeing to a one-year deal with former All-Star closer Chris Perez, according to several media outlets.
Financial terms of the deal were not available but Perez made $7.3 million last season with the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians did not offer the 28-year-old Perez a contract in October after struggling with a 4.33 ERA in 56 games.
Perez was also arrested in June for having marijuana shipped to his home under his dog’s name. He pleaded no contest to those charges and was put on probation, according to reports.
With Perez on board, the Dodgers now have four pitchers with experience as closers.
Kenley Jansen will be the closer while the team signed Brian Wilson for $10 million earlier this month to be his setup man.
The Dodgers also have Brandon League, who was signed to a three-year, $22.5 million deal to close last winter before struggling.
Perez had a career-high 39 saves in 2012, converting all but four of his chances. He missed a month early this past season with a sore right shoulder and was replaced as the Indians’ closer late in the season.
Aside from the Dodgers Perez was courted by the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles.