The Rays announced that lefty Angel Perdomo has been designated for assignment. His spot on the roster will go to outfielder David Peralta, whose acquisition from the D-backs has now been formally announced by the teams.
Perdomo, 28, was claimed off waivers from the Brewers just 11 days ago and has not appeared in the big leagues with Tampa Bay. The huge 6’8″ lefty has allowed 18 earned runs in 19 2/3 Major League innings as a Brewer, struggling mightily with his command — as evidenced by the fact that he’s walked 23 of the 98 hitters he’s faced. That said, Perdomo has also struck out 33 of those 98 hitters and has routinely posted eye-popping strikeout numbers in the minors.
Injury has limited him to just 7 1/3 minor league frames between the Rays and the Brewers this season, but Perdomo has yielded just one hit and hasn’t allowed a run to score in that time. True to form, he’s punched out 16 of his 31 minor league opponents but also walked seven of them, hit another and thrown two wild pitches.
The Rays will have until Tuesday’s 6pm ET deadline to trade Perdomo, and they can otherwise attempt to pass him through waivers at any point in the next seven days.
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