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Chris Perez diagnosed with mild rotator cuff tendinitis

May 28, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

Chris Perez Reuters

Chris Perez underwent an MRI exam after being placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and the Indians announced that he’s been diagnosed with mild rotator cuff tendinitis.

Jordan Bastian of reports that the plan is for Perez to be totally shut down for 5-7 days, at which point he’ll try to resume throwing.

In the meantime Vinnie Pestano will take over as the Indians’ closer and considering how well he’s pitched in a setup role for multiple seasons could conceivably have a pretty tight grip on ninth-inning duties whenever Perez is ready to return.

And Perez won’t even be able to kill time on Twitter while he’s sidelined, because he deleted his account last week after getting nasty comments following back-to-back poor appearances.

  1. deathmonkey41 - May 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    I hear he threw up in the MRI machine.

  2. psousa1 - May 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Mild rotator cuff tendonitis – basically what every pitcher in baseball has at any given time.

    I think Rodney Dangerfield’s character faking an arm injury when playing Judge Smails in Caddyshack was more believable than Perez’ performance. He looked in, waited for the umpire’s call then went into his routine. He did what Josh Beckett did with the Red Sox last year in one game, he made a mess, he knew he made a mess but no friggin way he was going to stick around.

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