Brewers News: Luis Perdomo To Pitch Overseas In Japan in 2023
By Tyler Koerth
On Friday, the Brewers announced that 10 players agreed to terms for the 2023 season and avoided arbitration. One player missing from that list was pitcher Luis Perdomo. This is because Perdomo was non-tendered by the Brewers in November.
Apparently his next venture will take place much further away from Milwaukee. On Friday, it was announced that Perdomo will be pitching overseas in Japan for the 2023 season. Kiley McDaniel of ESPN first announced the news on Twitter.
It was a short-lived tenure for Perdomo as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. So let's take a look back on just how he did while in a Brew Crew uniform.
How did Luis Perdomo perform with the Brewers?
Prior to signing with the Brewers on a minor leauge deal in January of 2021, Perdomo underwent Tommy John surgery in the Fall of 2020. Even knowing that, Milwaukee signed him to a minor league deal with the intentions of having him rehab the entire 2021 season.
Entering 2022, Perdomo came into spring training with the intentions of competing for a spot on the Major League roster. He did not break camp on the active roster, but by early May he was with the Brewers. He then went on to battle a few injuries as the season progressed.
Overall, Perdomo posted a 3.80 ERA in 2022 over 23 relief innings for the Brewers. His minor league numbers for Triple-A Nashville were quite impressive. In 30.1 innings, he had just a 2.67 ERA and 33 strikeouts.
Why did Luis Perdomo elect to sign overseas?
Perdomo's 2022 season was limited by injuries, but statistically speaking he did not perform poorly. One factor to consider is that he surpassed five years of major league playing time in 2022 and therefore could reject a minor league assignment in future seasons. This may have played a role as to why he was non-tendered by the Brewers in November.
Another thing to consider is that in prior seasons, Perdomo was a starting pitcher. It's possible that he resumes this role while overseas in Japan. His path as a starting pitcher was blocked as a member of the Brewers.
It will be interesting to see what role Perdomo pitches in while in Japan. If he pitches well, it is possible that he returns to Major League Baseball in the future. For now, we will be watching from a distance as he looks to continue his professional career with the Chiba Lotte Marines.