Martin Perez Returns to Red Sox on 1-Year Deal

Martin Perez with the Minnesota Twins. Photo by Albert Pena/CSM/Shutterstock (10364776e)

The Boston Red Sox and left-handed pitcher Martin Perez have reportedly agreed to a deal that will take the veteran hurler back to Fenway for the 2021 season.

It previously appeared that the former Rangers rotation fixture would not stay in Boston past the 2020 season after the team turned down his $6.85 million contract option for the upcoming season.

However, after agreeing to sign him for less money than what he would have been owed on his previous contract, he will once again have an opportunity to be a key part of Boston’s rotation.

Last season with the Sox, Perez started 12 games and posted a 4.50 ERA and a 3-5 record. While he was not a star, he was at least able to provide dependable innings for a rebuilding Boston club.

He will be counted upon to serve in a similar role this season for the Red Sox, who figure to be out of contention once again barring something unexpected.

If Perez pitches well, he could stick around in Boston through 2022 as his new contract reportedly includes a club option for next season.

The Venezuelan lefty will report to Spring Training in Fort Myers, Florida next month.