by Springfield Cardinals
The Texas League has announced Springfield Cardinals right-handed pitcher Williams Perez as Pitcher of the Week for May 6-12.
Perez, 27, was 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA over two starts last week, striking out 11 over 13.0 innings.
Perez allowed one run on two hits over 7.0 innings against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on May 12, striking out six and walking just two. On May 6 at Frisco he threw 6.0 scoreless innings, striking out five while allowing just a single hit and five walks.
The Acarigua, Venezuela native is 4-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 1.36 WHIP this season, striking out 46 in 44.0 innings. Over his past five starts, Perez has allowed just eight runs over 32.0 innings (2.25 ERA).
Perez was signed by St. Louis to a Minor League contract on Nov. 19, 2018 after spending the 2018 season in the Seattle Mariners system with Tacoma (AAA) and Arkansas (AA). Over the 2015 and 2016 seasons, he started 31 games for the Atlanta Braves.
Perez is the first Cardinals pitcher to earn Pitcher of the Week honors since RHP Anthony Shew won the award for the week of July 16-22, 2018.