"I'm ready to go," Perez said. "I feel good, I feel strong and my body is responding well. It's not the most ideal of circumstances, missing four months of Spring Training, but it is what it is. It might be a battle, but I'm going to roll with it."
Manager Manny Acta said he has options if Perez has to work lightly during the start of the regular season.
"I'm not anticipating on leaning on him so hard the first week or so of the season," Acta said. "We do have Vinnie [Pestano] there. If we need someone three or four days in a row, we will probably give Vinnie that opportunity."