LHP, Oliver Perez
Oliver Perez has defied the law of age as at 39-years old; he continued to serve as a weapon out of the Indians bullpen in 2020.
Perez pitched 21 games for the Tribe this past season in which he tossed 18 innings, posted a 2.00 ERA, struck out 14 batters and even recorded a save.
The 2020 season marked the southpaw’s 18th season in the majors and third as a Cleveland Indian. In three years with Cleveland, he has posted an impressive combined 2.45 ERA, making it hard for him to call it a career.
However, this offseason may just be the one Perez decides to hang up his cleats. The left-hander has done just about everything in the majors and in 2020 even pitched through a global pandemic to continue a career that most his age can only dream of putting together.
With the Indians likely to move towards a youth movement and a to be 40-year old likely not to get buzz on the free agent market, Perez’s outstanding MLB career may just be over.
Projected Landing Spot: Retirement