by Lisa Sorg
Former Bulls pitcher David Price and outfielder Fernando Perez were named the Tampa Bay Rays' Minor League Players of the Year after last night's game at Tropicana Field. Perez went 1-for-3 during the Rays' 11-1 rout of the Twins.
Perez hit .288 in 129 games for the Bulls this season.
With the Rays, Perez is hitting .244 in 41 at bats: two home runs, four RBIs, two stolen bases and 10 strike outs.
Price started the season with Single-A Vero Beach, passed through AA Montgomery and pitched two games for the Bulls, going 1-1, before being recalled by the Rays.
In his minor league season, Price won 12 games, lost one, and logged a 2.30 ERA. The 23-year-old was also named MInor League Player of the Year by USA Today last week.