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K-Mets pitcher Perez traded to LA Angels

Staff Reports • Jul 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM

A Kingsport Mets pitcher has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels.

Multiple news sources have confirmed that the Mets have traded outfielder Julio Concepcion and right-hander pitcher Andres Perez to Los Angeles on Thursday for a reported $360,500 of the AL West team's cap space for international teenager signings.

Concepcion, 23, had appeared in six games for Brooklyn this season.

Perez (0-1) had a 5.52 ERA in seven appearances, including one start, for Kingsport. The 22-year-old Venezuelan (0-1) struck out 11 and walked five over 14 2-3 innings.

Under the current collective bargaining agreement, there is a limit the amount a team can spend on talent from international locales such as the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. However, the agreement allows for a team to shift some of its cap space to another team as part of a trade.

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