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Yankees claim Eury Perez off waivers from Nationals

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The Washington Nationals DFA'd outfielder Eury Perez last week on the same day they claimed infielder Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. This afternoon, they announced that Perez was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees.

Jonathan Ernst

The Washington Nationals DFA'd 24-year-old outfielder Eury Perez last week and later that day announced that they claimed infielder Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

Perez, in his eighth season with the Nationals' organization after signing as an international free agent out of San Luis, Distrito Nacional in the Dominican Republic in 2007, missed time with a broken foot this summer, but managed to put up a .311/.372/.406 line with 13 doubles, two triples, a home run and 20 stolen bases in 57 games and 238 plate appearances with the Nats' top minor league affiliate.

In the three seasons Perez played with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, he put up a combined .310/.354/.411 line with 38 doubles, eight triples, eight home runs and 63 stolen bases in 193 games and 844 PAs.

Over his eight seasons in the Nationals' system, Perez put up a combined .305/.360/.384 line with a .154/.154/.154 line, two hits and four stolen bases in limited major league action with the Nats.

This afternoon, the Nationals announced that they assigned Perez to the New York Yankees after the Yankees made a waiver claim on the outfielder:

The Yankees announced the claim as well on their own Twitter account:

Perez was ranked 7th on Baseball America's List of the Washington Nationals' Top 10 prospects as recently as December of 2012 when BA released its list for the 2013 season, but when their 2014 list was announced this past winter, Brian Goodwin, Michael Taylor and Steven Souza had all moved ahead of Perez on the organizational rankings and though Goodwin dealt with injuries in a down year, both Taylor and Souza were called up to the majors this season, while Perez was on the DL from early May through mid-July before returning to finish out the season.