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Washington Nationals reportedly sign Oliver Perez to two-year deal

The Washington Nationals have reportedly signed veteran left-hander Oliver Perez to a two-year deal. The team hasn't yet confirmed the signing, but the move would give the Nats another lefty in the bullpen mix as they revamp their relief corps.

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports's Jesse Sanchez was first with the news this afternoon that the Washington Nationals and veteran left-hander Oliver Perez have reportedly agreed on a 2-year/$7M that brings the southpaw back to the organization he pitched for while reviving his career back in 2011:

Perez, 34, pitched at Double-A Harrisburg in the Nats' system in 2011, putting up a 3.09 ERA, a 4.83 FIP, 27 walks (3.21 BB/9) and 58 Ks (6.90 K/9) in 75 ⅔ IP.

The one-time San Diego Padre, Pittsburgh Pirate and New York Met moved on to the Seattle Mariners after the 2011 season and pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros in 2015, going (2-4) with a 4.17 ERA, a 3.30 FIP, 15 walks (3.29 BB/9) and 51 Ks (11.20 K/9) in 41 innings over which he held left-handers to a .194/.242/.290 line and right-handers to a .296/.410/.457 line.

Several other sources have since confirmed the news:'s Ken Rosenthal added the following notes on the news of the Nationals' signing and their pursuit of free agent reliever Darren O'Day: