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Twins sign Martin Perez, the pitcher who killed, ate the bull that scared him

We're not kidding. He really did.

The Twins reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent pitcher Martin Perez on Saturday, and he's got a crazy story that we promise isn't a bunch of a BS. 

Perez, who was in the middle of his offseason after spending the 2017 season with the Texas Rangers, was injured in December 2017 when, according to Sports Illustrated, a bull at his ranch in Venezuela charged him. 

He tried to get out of the way and in doing so fell and broke his right elbow, a nasty injury that required surgery. 

According to the Star-Telegram, Perez had the bull slaughtered for beef shortly after the accident. 

"I killed and I ate him," Perez told the Texas newspaper last spring.

"It was good meat," he added. "No more bull."

PETA wasn't pleased with the news, later releasing a story with a headline saying "Clumsy Rangers Pitcher Kills and Eats Bull out of Spite." 

On field, Perez is a left-handed who can start or come out of the bullpen. In his seven seasons with the Rangers he went 43-49 with a 4.63 ERA and would definitely be classified as a pitch-to-contact pitcher. 

He went 2-7 with a 6.22 ERA last season. 

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