I'm leaning towards starting him.
I don't expect what he did last year, and I half expect him to implode. I'd deal him if you can.
I may have the wrong Perez, but when I read it I re-read it to make sure. He pitched 200 plus innings last year, then pitched about 150 more in winter ball. His arm may be dead, or will die during the year.
Still, as an owner, how can you not pitch him after his year last year until he shows his arm is dead? It's the Pirates!
* Steroid induced record