Starting Pitcher: Brewers not so in to Perez

Last night on MLB Network’s Hot Stove Show, SI.com’s Jon Heyman said there are ‘rumblings’ that the Rangers and Brewers are interested in free-agent LHP Oliver Perez.

However, today, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes: “When I ran Perez’s name by Brewers general manager Doug Melvin recently, he showed virtually no interest,” 1) because he doesn’t think Perez is worth the money, and 2) he doesn’t want to surrender a first-round draft pick to sign him.

Haudricourt concludes: “I think this is mostly a smokescreen provided by Perez’s agent, Scott Boras… Boras is probably trying to create a market that isn’t there for his client, which is an agent’s job.”