Nats, Perez agree to contract

Updated: February 5, 2009, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Odalis Perez and the Washington Nationals agreed to a non-guaranteed minor league contract Thursday.

The left-hander went 7-12 with a 4.34 ERA for Washington in 2008, throwing 159 2/3 innings over 30 starts. He would get $850,000 if he makes the major league club this season.

He joined the Nationals last year during spring training on a minor league deal and wound up as the team's starter on Opening Day.

The 31-year-old Perez is 73-82 with a 4.46 ERA in 10 major league seasons with four clubs.


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