Seattle, WA – The Seattle Mariners recalled pitcher Oliver Perez from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.
The 30-year-old Perez was 2-2 with one save and a 4.65 earned run average along with 42 strikeouts in 22 relief outings with Tacoma. He was signed by Seattle this past offseason.
He has appeared in 206 career games (195 starts) with San Diego (2002-2003), Pittsburgh (2003-2006) and the Mets (2006-2010), posting a 58-69 record with a 4.63 ERA and 1,126 strikeouts.
Perez spent the entire 2011 season with Double-A Harrisburg in the Washington Nationals organization. He went 3-5 with a 3.09 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 16 games, including 15 starts.
Also, the team optioned pitcher Steve Delabar to Tacoma and designated outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang for assignment.
Delabar has appeared in 26 games with the Mariners this season and is 1-1 with a 4.78 ERA while Chiang, who was acquired from Boston last season, has yet to play a game in the Majors.