Tigers sign Timo Perez, Bobby Seay

by billfer on January 5, 2007 · 10 comments

in 2007 Season,Contracts

Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Tigers have signed Timo Perez to a minor league contract.

Perez will be 30 next season. He plays all out field positions and hits left handed. His major league career numbers are 262/301/373 with his best season coming in 2002 for the Mets when he hit 295/331/437. In part time big league duty since then he hasn’t topped an OBP of 301.

He was productive at the AAA level last year hitting 295/349/515 so maybe he can help the Mud Hens win another International League Championship.

Morosi also notes that Bobby Seay will be returning with a minor league contract as well.

 
 

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Tony P January 5, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Don’t the Tigers have enough Perezes who cannot hit?

Chris J January 6, 2007 at 2:45 am

The Tigs need to make a run at Craig Wilson. Cheap power and depth!

Boston Fan in Michigan January 6, 2007 at 2:59 pm

Timo Perez? THANK GOD. All our problems are now solved.

Steve Fought January 6, 2007 at 5:47 pm

Problems? Every other team in the division wishes it had Detroit’s “problems.”

Sure, a lefthanded-hitting outfielder off the bench would be nice, and maybe some depth at catcher in the minors. But that’s nothing, really.

The Tigers’ biggest problem isn’t even a problem: it’s getting requisite value for Marcus Thames in a trade.

A problem is Cleveland’s bullpen, or Eric Wedge as field manager, or Minnesota’s lack of starters. Or Juan Uribe.

Steve Fought January 6, 2007 at 5:47 pm

Problems? Every other team in the division wishes it had Detroit’s “problems.”

Sure, a lefthanded-hitting outfielder off the bench would be nice, and maybe some depth at catcher in the minors. But that’s nothing, really.

The Tigers’ biggest problem isn’t even a problem: it’s getting requisite value for Marcus Thames in a trade.

A problem is Cleveland’s bullpen, or Eric Wedge as field manager, or Minnesota’s lack of starters. Or Juan Uribe.

Eric Jackson January 6, 2007 at 6:45 pm

Keep in mind these are just minor league contracts which are very low risk. I don’t think anybody within the Tigers organization expects them to really fill a role.

If they end up making use of them then great, if not it doesn’t affect their 25/40 man a bit.

Kurt January 7, 2007 at 1:50 am

I think Samara was just playing on the Neifi Perez joke.

http://www.detroittigersweblog.com/2006/09/tiger-blogger-night-links/

Boston Fan in Michigan January 7, 2007 at 10:56 pm

Thank you Kurt. I should have said

problems

Boston Fan in Michigan January 7, 2007 at 10:57 pm

That’s supposed to have html tags with “hilarious sarcasm” in them, but EVIDENTLY Billfer’s little layout objects to html humor. I AM STOPPING NOW.

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