Francisco Alberto Pérez was born on July 20, 1997, he is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021 for the Cleveland Indians.
Pérez signed with the Indians as an international free agent on December 12, 2014. He spent his first season in professional baseball with the Dominican Summer League Indians. Pérez spent the 2016 season with the Arizona League Indians, logging a 2.69 ERA in 12 games.
The following season, Pérez played for the Low-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers, recording a 4-4 record and 3.28 ERA in 15 starts for the team. He spent the 2018 season with the Single-A Lake County Captains, pitching to an 8-10 record and 4.07 ERA with 111 strikeouts in 26 games (25 of them starts).
Pérez began the 2021 season with the Akron RubberDucks of the Double-A Northeast and was promoted to the Columbus Clippers of the Triple-A East on June 20, 2021. The Indians called up him up to the majors for the first time on August 9, 2021.
Pérez made his major league debut on August 12, 2021, giving up three earned runs in 1+1⁄3 innings of relief. He finished out his rookie campaign with a 4.05 ERA in 4 major league games. On November 5, 2021, the Washington Nationals claimed Pérez off waivers.
Pérez has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.