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Chris Perez breezes through Cactus League debut

Mar 29, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT

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Indians closer Chris Perez enjoyed a silky smooth Cactus League debut on Thursday, throwing just five pitches in a hitless inning against the Rockies.

MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian has the full report.

Perez missed most of spring training after suffering a left oblique strain during a late-February bullpen session. But he pitched in two minor league games before Thursday’s debut and is scheduled to make two more Cactus League appearances before the Indians head north next week. The bearded 26-year-old should be completely up to speed by Opening Day.

Perez registered a cool 3.32 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 59 2/3 innings last season while tallying 36 saves.

  1. mybrunoblog - Mar 29, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    He looks like that lumber guy on the paper towel wrapper or maybe some guy on that axe men show. Just an observation.

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