Birth date 15 Mar 1982 (37 years)
Nationality Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Position Pitcher
Nickname Rafey Left

Rafael Perez was born on March 15, 1982 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is a left-handed relief pitcher for the Cleveland.

Rafael is 6’ 3”, weighs 195 pounds, and bats and throws left.

Minor LeaguesRafael was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent in January 2002.

He made his way through the Cleveland farm system until he was called up to the majors - briefly - in 2006, making his debut against the Baltimore Orioles.

Major LeaguesRafael was called up to the major leagues again on May 28, and soon became a long reliever, platooning with right-handed pitcher Rafael Betancourt. (Rafael’s nickname is Rafael Left, because he’s left-handed, Betancourt is called Rafael Right.)