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Monday, December 9, 2013
Mets considering reliever Chris Perez

By Adam Rubin

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Mets are considering free-agent reliever Chris Perez, a source said Monday.

Perez, 28, went 5-3 with a 4.33 ERA and 25 saves in 54 relief appearances for the Cleveland Indians this past season. He was released after earning $7.3 million in 2013.

He would provide a viable complement to Bobby Parnell, who missed the final two months of this past season and required surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

Parnell is soon due to travel to California, the site of his surgery, to get clearance to do full activities.