Nats, Perez agree to contract
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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