Former closer Percival thinking about return
Posted: 10 hours ago
The four-time All-Star closer, who retired as an Angel on Opening Day, resumed throwing about a month ago and is serious about reviving his major-league career, according to his agent, Paul Cohen.
"If you would have asked me in spring training or April the likelihood of him coming back, I would have said 10 percent," Cohen told FOXSports.com. "I would say now it's 50-50."
Percival, 37, has not pitched since July 2005 due to an injury to his right forearm. But he recently tested his arm by throwing six straight days and reached 97 mph, Cohen said.
Given the scarcity of quality relief pitching in the majors, it seems almost certain that a team would take a chance on Percival, who earned 324 saves in his 11-year career.
Percival saved Games 2, 6 and 7 of the 2002 World Series to help the Angels win their only Series title. His competitiveness and toughness made him a favorite of teammates.
"When he threw six days in a row, he was pain-free," Cohen said. "He would not have walked away from the game if he had been healthy. He's a guy who had to be dragged off the field."
Also, Rosenthal gives some names of potential guys that could be available.....Texiera, Crawford, Sosa, etc....I'm interested in Crawford and Texeira very much:
Sowers, Marte and a mid-level prospect for Crawford?