Eduardo Perez: My repertoire is a changeup, curveball and fastball. My fastball is between 88 and 92. My curveball is 68 to 71 and my changeup is 81 or 82.
Talk about being traded for a Hall of Famer like Greg Maddux and what that means to you.
Eduardo Perez: It is a great honor to be traded for such a player. I am delighted that the Padres felt that highly of me. It has given me confidence to go out there and pitch well. I also know I have to continue to work hard.
How did you end up finding out you were traded?
Eduardo Perez: They called my team that I was playing for in Venezuela.
Talk about playing baseball as a kid in Venezuela. What kind of memories do you have of that?
Eduardo Perez: I had a lot of great experiences in Venezuela because I got to play with a lot of guys who played in the major leagues. They showed me a lot and mentored me in dedication – that is what I am going to use now.
You haven't allowed a homer this season. What is your game about?
Eduardo Perez: I try to work down in the zone. I remember the last homer I gave up in Venezuela (sigh). I try and work down.
What needs to happen for you to take your game to the next level?
Eduardo Perez: I need to work hard on my pitches – all of my pitches. I need to spot them better. I need to work in and out. I need to continue to work hard.
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