AP sources: Red Sox agree with LHP Pérez, SS Peraza

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FIEL – In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Martin Pérez throws against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. People familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, that the Boston Red Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with free agent left-hander Martin Pérez and shortstop José Peraza. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deals had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

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BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with free agent left-hander Martin Pérez and shortstop José Peraza, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The people spoke on the condition of anonymity Friday because the deals had not yet been announced.

Pérez is guaranteed $6.5 million, and Peraza has a $2.85 million salary.

Pérez, 28, pitched for Minnesota last year after spending the first seven years of his career with the Rangers. In all, he has a 53-56 record with a 4.72 ERA.

He helps take the place in the rotation left open when Rick Porcello agreed to a deal with the New York Mets.

Pérez’s deal includes a $6 million salary for 2020 and gives Boston a $6.25 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout. He can earn $250,000 each year in performance bonuses for innings.

Peraza spent the last four years in Cincinnati. In all, he batted .273 with 28 homers and 154 RBIs. He could fill a spot at utility infielder if the Red Sox don’t re-sign Brock Holt.

He can earn an additional $150,000 in performance bonuses for plate appearances.

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AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.

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