Yefri Perez

Position: OF
Born: 2/24/1991
Height: 6'2
Weight: 160
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on May 29, 2009 (MIA).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .262 with one homer, 28 RBIs and 39 steals along with seven doubles in 82 games at Jacksonville (Double-A).

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Jacksonville on July 15 when catcher Tomas Telis was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 7/17/2016

Debut Details
July 17, in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Inserted as a pinch-runner for Cole Gillespie in the eighth inning, he stole second base and then scored a run on a sacrifice fly by Christian Yelich.

Player Notes
This is Perez’s second trip to the big leagues this season but his first at a major league stadium. On July 3, he was the Marlins player selected to serve as an MLB/MLBPA-approved “26th man” on the roster for the Marlins/Braves game played at Fort Bragg military base, but he did not see action that night and was sent back to the minors afterwards (the Braves’ 26th man was infielder Ronnier Mustelier who, likewise, did not get into the game). Probably the speediest player in the Marlins’ system, he hit .240 with one homer, 22 RBIs and 71 steals in 135 games at Jupiter (High A) in 2015 and was well on pace to reach that mark again this year before his call-up. He batted .287 with 30 steals in his first full season I 2914 at Greensboro (Class A).