BOSTON (CBS) – The most durable member of last year’s rotation for the Boston Red Sox is now coming back.
Left-hander Martin Perez, who had his option declined by the Red Sox on Nov. 1, will now reportedly return to the team on a one-year deal that includes a club option for 2022.READ MORE: Taunton Police: Allegedly Drugged Driver Fled Scene After Hitting And Killing Taunton Woman
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the news on Saturday.
Full Perez terms with Red Sox:
One-year, $5M guarantee. 2021: $4.5M. 2022: $6M club option or $500K buyout.
Incentives in ‘21: $100K each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170 IP (Max $500K).
Incentives in ‘22: $100K each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170 IP, $250K for 180 IP (Max $750K).
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 16, 2021READ MORE: Large Outdoor Events Like Concerts Remain Safe Despite COVID Concerns, Experts Say
Perez will earn $4.5 million in 2021 with a $6 million option that includes a $500,000 buyout. Therefore, the 29-year-old will be guaranteed $5 million. As of Saturday night, the Red Sox have not confirmed the deal.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand said, “The deal is done, but pending physical, per source.”
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The deal is done, but pending physical, per source. https://t.co/aTVP6UPcSl
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 16, 2021
The southpaw was the lone pitcher for Boston to make all 12 of his scheduled starts in last year’s shortened 60-game season. He went 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA over those 12 outings.