Odalis Perez is available again.
Odalis Perez you say?
Perez is not a good pitcher. But he is what one might call a “serviceable at times” back-end starter.
A team with Serious playoff aspirations would probably like to stay away from him other than for depth. But a fringe-type playoff team could use Perez’s arm. Or a team like the Mets who could just throw him in there and hope they have five spots in the rotation that equal out to getting the job done.
If Perez stays in the NL, and signs a similar deal to the one he had in place with the Nats, then he could a very small piece to whatever the puzzle’s design ends up being.