Miguel Pérez (baseball)

Miguel Pérez
Pérez with the Dayton Dragons in 2003
Born: (1983-09-25) September 25, 1983
Guatire, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 2005, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2005, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
At bats 3
Batting average .000

Miguel Ángel Pérez (born September 25, 1983) is a former Venezuelan professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds in 2005. He bats and throws right-handed.

Professional baseball career

Born in Guatire, Venezuela, Pérez was signed by the Cincinnati Reds in November 2000. He began his professional career in 2001, and spend the next seven seasons in the Reds' farm system. He opened the 2005 season with Single-A Sarasota and hit .268 in 80 games before being promoted to Triple-A Louisville, where he hit .208 in 21 games. He made his major league debut with Cincinnati on September 7, 2005. In two games he went 0-for-3. After the 2007 season, Pérez became a free agent.

On December 21, 2007, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Pérez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. After the 2008 season, he re-signed with the Pirates.[1] After the 2009 season, he became a free agent.

He signed with the Cleveland Indians in March 2010 and played for the Akron Aeros that season. He signed with the Washington Nationals after the 2010 season, but was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash considerations on June 27, 2011.[2] He was traded back to Washington on August 9, but signed with Pittsburgh before the 2012 season. In November 2012, he became a free agent. In January 2013, Pérez resigned with the Pirates, and played for the AA Altoona Curve for four games.[3]

He served as a coach with the West Virginia Power in 2014, with the Altoona Curve in 2015 and with the Indianapolis Indians in 2016. In 2017 he became the manager of the Bristol Pirates.

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