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    • Sources: Rockets push into Clips' locker room January 16, 2018
      Houston's James Harden, Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into the LA Clippers' locker room Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers after the Rockets' loss, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
    • D'Antoni accuses Griffin of intentional contact January 16, 2018
      Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Clippers forward Blake Griffin intentionally made contact with him Monday night before a heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls with 3½ minutes to play.
    • Melo 'done' with refs after Westbrook ejected January 16, 2018
      Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's ejection minutes before the end of Monday's game resulted in a technical foul for coach Billy Donovan and led teammate Carmelo Anthony to say he's "done" with officials.
    • Warriors suffer through cold showers at 'The Q' January 16, 2018
      The Warriors, after taking down the Cavs with a stout fourth quarter in which they shot 53 percent, were cooled off in the visitors' locker room after the win. "Somebody call Bron!" Kevin Durant could be heard yelling.
    • CP3 draws mixed reception in return to L.A. January 16, 2018
      The boos for Chris Paul weren't the reason it was a disappointing return to L.A. for the former Clippers star, with his Rockets falling 113-102 at Staples Center on Monday night.
    • Sources: Giants shift coach search to Shurmur January 15, 2018
      The focus of the New York Giants' coaching search has shifted to Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. The Giants are planning to schedule a second interview next week with Shurmur, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano and Chris Mortensen.

A further look at Kenny Perez

We all know what York will probably get out of Luis Taveras and Kaz Tanaka in 2008. But the other signing the club made last week — Kenny Perez — is more uncertain. Let’s take a look at the 26-year-old’s career numbers.

perezkenny.jpgPerez was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2000 draft. He’s never hit above .300 for an entire season at any level in his career and has compiled a .266 average in 2,664 career at-bats in the minors. He is not a power threat. Perez has 31 home runs and 305 RBIs since 2000. His career OPS is .693, so we’re not dealing with the reincarnation of Alex Rodriguez here. But Perez does have plenty of positives.

According to Adam Gladstone, Perez — also a switch-hitter — impressed team officials with his personality and attitude. The Miami native could also become a serviceable defensive player. He played primarily shortstop earlier in his career before splitting time between second and third base and short over the last few years. Versatility is always a huge plus in the Atlantic League. Check out the rest of Perez’s career numbers here.

York might be best served with Perez at shortstop. Of course, his performance in spring training and early in the season will have a lot to say about that. But from what I saw last year, Keoni De Renne was at his best at second base. De Renne made the spectacular plays at short, but he often botched the routine ones. The Hawaii native was also a better hitter when in the lineup at second (.311) than at short (.286)

Lastly, expect Perez to hit low in the Revolution’s lineup. No. 8 or No. 9 seems like a good fit for him based on his production


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