Eddie Perez

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Eddie Perez spent parts of 11 seasons in the majors, mostly with the Atlanta Braves and primarily as a backup. When he did get a chance to play regularly, he showed a little pop in his bat, hitting 7 homers while filling in for injured backstop Javy Lopez in 1999 and bashing 11 dingers while the Milwaukee Brewers' starter in 2003.

After his big league career ended, he was a Mississippi Braves coach in 2006 and also played in 13 games for the team. Following that season, he was promoted to the Atlanta coaching staff as bullpen coach in 2007. In 2014-15, he managed the Aguilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan League. He explained that he considered himself ready for a major league managerial opportunity and saw the winter league job as preparation for such a role.

Perez began 2016 as bullpen coach of the Atlanta Braves. When manager Fredi Gonzalez and bench coach Carlos Tosca were fired on May 17th, Perez moved to first base coach. He stayed there until the end of the 2017 season.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mark Bowman: "Perez has eyes set on MLB managerial job: Former catcher managed in Venezuela this past winter", mlb.com, February 10, 2015. [1]

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