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Police arrest three in killing of Pascual Perez

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 03, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The latest from The Associated Press…

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Police in the Dominican Republic said they arrested three men suspected of killing former major league pitcher Pascual Perez during an attempted home robbery.

Maximo Baez, the criminal investigations director, said one suspect confessed that he and four others planned to rob Perez’s home. Police said they have identified the two other suspects, who remain fugitives.

Police said they expect to file charges later Saturday.

Perez, 55, last played for the New York Yankees in 1991. He was discovered by his ex-wife Thursday with severe head wounds in a town west of the capital of Santo Domingo. Police said he had been hit repeatedly with a hammer.

Police said one of the suspects knew Perez and told authorities that they sought to steal his $2,400 monthly pension for his 11-year career in the majors.

Another suspect was identified by police as a low-level drug dealer, while a third suspect was arrested Saturday after police said he sold one of Perez’s cellphones for $6.25.

Perez, who had a rocky career including two suspensions for drug use, lived alone in San Gregorio de Nigua.

Perez compiled a lifetime record of 67-68 with the Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Montreal and Yankees.

The right-hander was first signed by the Pirates in January 1976 as an amateur free agent. He pitched for the Braves from 1982-85. He was 15-8 in 1983 and 14-8 in 1984.

In March 1992, he was suspended after failing a drug test the day he arrived for spring training with the Yankees. He was entering the final season of a three-year, $5.7 million contract, but never returned to the majors.

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26 Responses to “Police arrest three in killing of Pascual Perez”

  1. jacksquat November 3rd, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Romine hit by pitch in elbow, seems alright. Then Adams hits a two run double to right-center.

  2. jacksquat November 3rd, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Montgomery strikes out the side in the top of the 8th (one batter reached on error).

  3. Run it Out November 3rd, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Montgomery has a Joba like slider. Very impressive.

  4. UnKnown November 4th, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Montgomery looked sick tonight. Wow very impressive. I definitely expect to be seeing him pitch in Yankee Stadium next year at some point.

  5. tucker November 4th, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Montgomery was definitely impressive. His ball moves both ways. His four-seamer has natural movement. His two-seamer bores in on right-handed hitters and can freeze lefties. And that slider — wow. It breaks more than Joba’s slider. Just dives off the table. He looks like a special pitcher.

    Billy Hamilton of the Reds has some serious game-changing speed. Though I think the Padres’ Rymer Liriano was the most impressive player on the field tonight. Power, speed, glove. Looks like a five-tool player.

  6. Duh Innings II November 4th, 2012 at 4:26 am

    $2400 a month is not bad.

    I remember Ugeth Urbina’s mom was kidnapped and held for ransom and the police force took out the entire kidnapping crew with no loss of police lives.

    Hopefully the authorities will capture the other two subhumans who murdered Perez.

    RIP Pascual Perez.

  7. MTU November 4th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Romine, Adams, and MM all nicely showcased in the AFL Future’s game.

    MM particularly impressive.

    If the Yankees want to trade for big game they have more than enough pieces to get it done.

    I say the odds are that they are in stopgap mode rather than retool mode.

    Think Cashman wants to hold as many Farm guys as he can.

  8. Yankee Trader November 4th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Good morning MTU-

    Is your family OK in NJ?

    Which LoHudders are up and running from the northeast now?

    YF, Odds, JAP, LGY, Shame, Trisha, any others?

  9. MTU November 4th, 2012 at 8:35 am


    For now. They have been fored to make adjustments.

    Some living w other relatives.

    Another storm on the way.

    Not good.

    Situation has been poorly handled IMO.


  10. MTU November 4th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    sp: forced

  11. Yankee Trader November 4th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Are their homes OK, or damaged?

  12. 86w183 November 4th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Morning folks —-

    Great too see the AFL guys do so well.

    I’d have Montgomery close in AAA with the idea that he closes in NYC in 2014.

    I wonder what Mariano’s attitude is about compensation for next season. does he take a minimal guarantee in consideration of the fact that he just got paid $ 15 M for a month’s work?

    I was thinking maybe $ 5 M guaranteed and $ 1 M for every 10 games finished. He’d like end up with $ 10-12 M if healthy.

    Sound about right?

    P.S. I’ve long maintained he wouldn’t make it back. I’m not conceding defeat til he pitches in a real game. THEN I will eat crow burgers all day long.

  13. MTU November 4th, 2012 at 8:43 am


    Homes are fine. Just still no power in the area . Too cold to inhabit.

    Some people have it even worse unfortunately.

    Compared w others I guess they’re lucky.

    This next storm won’t help matters.

  14. MTU November 4th, 2012 at 8:45 am


    It’s Mo. No discounts there.

    I asked the same thing yesterday. I was quickly rebuffed and reminded who I was speaking of.

    I agree it makes sense but it’s not likely.

  15. MTU November 4th, 2012 at 8:47 am


    I almost forgot.

    Thank you for your concern and for inquiring.

    Time to walk the pupperazzi soon.

  16. Yankee Trader November 4th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Here’s the draft list 1st round. The first ten picks are protected, so when one of those teams sign up Greinke, Hamilton, Swisher, Soriano, Upton, Hamilton, Soriano, Kuroda, and any others I missed, they don’t forfeit their pick.

    1. Houston Astros
    2. Chicago Cubs
    3. Colorado Rockies
    4. Minnesota Twins
    5. Cleveland Indians
    6. Miami Marlins
    7. Boston Red Sox
    8. Kansas City Royals
    9. Pittsburgh Pirates (for failure to sign Mark Appel)
    10. Toronto Blue Jays
    11. New York Mets
    12. Seattle Mariners
    13. San Diego Padres
    14. Pittsburgh Pirates
    15. Arizona Diamondbacks
    16. Philadelphia Phillies
    17. Milwaukee Brewers
    18. Chicago White Sox
    19. Los Angeles Dodgers
    20. St. Louis Cardinals
    21. Detroit Tigers
    22. Los Angeles Angels
    23. Tampa Bay Rays
    24. Baltimore Orioles
    25. Texas Rangers
    26. Oakland Athletics
    27. San Francisco Giants
    28. Atlanta Braves
    29. New York Yankees
    30. Cincinnati Reds
    31. Washington Nationals

    Then the MLB has awarded 6 teams competitive balance picks after round one and two, before the compensation picks when a team loses one of their own players, who were made a qualifying offer. This was done by lottery.

    Below are the results of the Competitive Balance Lottery, which establishes the order for Comp Rounds A and B in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
    A Comp ——–B Comp
    1 Royals ——–Padres
    2 Pirates——– Indians
    3 D-backs—— Rockies
    4 Orioles ——-A’s
    5 Reds ———Brewers
    6 Marlins ——-Tigers

    So the highest pick the Yankees could get, if they sign Hamilton or Upton for instance, losing their 29th pick, would be a pick as low as 37.

  17. 86w183 November 4th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Well the Yanks didn’t roll over and give Jeter everything he wanted and he is every bit as iconic as Mariano AND was approaching a milestone that would bring in lots of $$$$.

    I’d bet a kidney he doesn’t get $ 15 M guaranteed. a chance to make that much? Maybe.

  18. Yankee Trader November 4th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    This is likely Rivera’s retirement year. I agree that 15M is too much, that will inhibit the Yankees from signing some other players.

    I’m sure the Yankees had to pay the full 15M to him last year, since it’s difficult to get diability insurance on these players.

    Put in perks for him and his family-premium seats, hotel suite on road, % bobblehead Mo dolls, etc. :)

  19. Yankee Trader November 4th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    In fact I’d start negotiations at 8M with enough incentives and perks to bring it to 10-11 million and use the savings to add another arm for him in the bullpen.

    I’d be happy with this bullpen:
    Affeldt[ two non LOOGY lefties]

    Montgomery at some point
    And Soria brought in to rehab after 2nd TJ.

  20. austinmac November 4th, 2012 at 9:05 am


    No bet. Kidneys are some of my favorite body parts.

  21. jacksquat November 4th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    The top 10 picks are protected, but those teams still lose a pick. I don’t know if it is next highest and can be a lottery pick or compensatory pick (although not this year since none of the top 10 teams/picks will get a compensatory round pick), or if it would be a 2nd round pick, but they do lose a pick.

  22. 86w183 November 4th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    austinmac — are you really Hannibal Lecter?

    YT — That’s a damn good pen, though I prefer only six relievers. Affeldt is the only FA reliever I’m interested in. He’s really good.

    You can’t get a lot for Eppley and/or Rapada, but both are nice “sweeteners” to add to a deal.

    As I mentioned above, Montgomery should close in Scranton and perhaps slide into the NYC closer role in 2014.

  23. Yankee Trader November 4th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    New Post——->

  24. 86w183 November 4th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Teams in the first ten slots lose their second round pick if they sign a FA that received a qualifying offer.

    The Yanks could actually move up in the draft if any team drafting 11-26 signs a FA that received a qualifying offer. Those picks are simply vacated now instead of being assigned to the team that loses a player. Those teams now line up for a single compensation pick after round one and the six “competitive balance” selections.

    Please don’t ask me to explain how the hell they define “competitive Balance” selections.

  25. FreeAgentSignee November 6th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    RIP Pascual!

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 7th, 2012 at 2:55 pm


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