Ryan Perry

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Ryan Perry
Perry with the Detroit Tigers
Relief pitcher
Born: (1987-02-13) February 13, 1987 (age 32)
Pomona, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 8, 2009, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 2012, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 6–6
Earned run average 4.36
Strikeouts 132

Ryan Keith Perry (born February 13, 1987) is a former American professional baseball pitcher. At the end of 2008 Baseball America named him the Detroit Tigers second best prospect, behind Rick Porcello.[1]

Baseball career

Detroit Tigers

Perry was born in Pomona, California and played collegiate baseball at the University of Arizona. While at Arizona, he pitched alongside Tigers teammate Daniel Schlereth. Ryan Perry was drafted by the Detroit Tigers with the 21st overall selection in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[2]

On April 1, 2009 it was announced that Perry would make the opening day roster for the Tigers for the 2009 season.[3]

On April 8, Perry made his major league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays. He threw a scoreless eighth inning in the Tigers' 5–1 victory.[4]

On June 8, Perry was sent to the Toledo Mud Hens when Jeremy Bonderman came off the disabled list.

He began the 2010 season as the middle relief pitcher for Detroit. He recorded his first career win May 1 against the Los Angeles Angels by pitching two-thirds of an inning.

On June 10, Perry was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis.[5] After rehab in Toledo, he was called back up on July 3.[6]

Perry posted a 3.79 ERA over 61 23 innings in Detroit as a rookie, walking 38 and striking out 60. He recorded two saves the following season, allowing 55 hits over 62 23 innings, but his strikeout rate fell precipitously, a trend that continued in 2011 and beyond.

After starting the season with a 12.19 ERA through 13 appearances, Perry was optioned to Toledo on May 28, 2011 to make room for spot starter Andrew Oliver.[7]

Washington Nationals

Perry was traded by the Tigers to the Washington Nationals for Collin Balester on December 9, 2011.[8]

Return to Detroit

On February 27, 2015, the Tigers signed Perry to a minor league contract.[9] He was released by the Toledo Mud Hens on June 9.[10]


  1. Morosi, Jon Paul (November 20, 2008). "Detroit Tigers top 10 prospects". Baseball America. Retrieved May 29, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Beck, Jason (June 5, 2008). "Tigers pluck power arm in Round 1: Perry choice marks third year in a row club takes pitcher first". MLB.com. Retrieved May 29, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Beck, Jason (April 1, 2009). "Porcello and Perry earn roster spots: Larish and Clevlen compete for final bench opening". MLB.com. Retrieved May 29, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Beck, Jason (April 8, 2009). "Miner, power performance net first win: Cabrera's two homers, Inge's long ball too much for Jays". MLB.com. Retrieved May 29, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Perry placed on DL; Gonzalez called up MLB.com June 10, 2010
  6. Tigers activate setup man Perry from DL MLB.com July 3, 2010
  7. Parent, John (May 28, 2011). "Ryan Perry Optioned Out, Tigers Recall Andy Oliver". Motor City Bengals. Retrieved May 28, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Kilgore, Adam (9 December 2011). "Nationals trade Collin Balester to Tigers for Ryan Perry". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Beck, Jason (February 27, 2015). "Tigers sign former first-round pick Perry to Minors deal". MLB.com. Retrieved February 27, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Wagner, John (June 10, 2015). "Mud Hens split doubleheader against Syracuse". The Blade. Retrieved June 10, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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