By Jason Shetler
The Pirates announce that pitcher Josh Lindblom and outfielder Eury Perez have both been signed to minor league contracts and have received Spring Training invites.
Lindblom was claimed off waivers by the Pirates in December of 2014, but was released shortly after so he could pitch in Korea for the Lotte Giants, who he pitched for the past two seasons. The 29-year-old righty has put up a 3.82 ERA with a 103 ERA+ in parts of four years in the big leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics.
Perez signed with the Washington Nationals in 2009 out of the Dominican Republic. In addition to the Nationals, he’s also had some big league playing time with the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves. Prior to this past season, Perez signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros, playing exclusively for AAA Fresno. In June, he was dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash, and spent the rest of this year with AAA Durham. Combined with both clubs, Perez had a .651 OPS along with 20 stolen bases in 79 games.