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Chris Perez got rocked tonight at Double-A Arkon

Jun 18, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

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Indians closer Chris Perez is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list this Friday. But there’s reason to wonder whether that will happen.

Perez made a rehab appearance — his second — on Tuesday evening with the Double-A Akron Aeros and got absolutely shelled. Facing the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate from Trenton, New Jersey, the 27-year-old right-hander yielded five hits — three of which were homers — and five earned runs. The only possible positive takeaway is that he made it to 23 pitches, with 17 strikes, and had no issues with his shoulder.

Perez has been on the disabled list since May 27 due to right rotator cuff tendinitis.

He and his wife were charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance on June 7 after having a five-ounce package of marijuana delivered to their house in a Cleveland suburb. They pleaded not guilty.

  1. thomas844 - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    I don’t want to be an annoying grammar nazi but “Akron” is spelled wrong in the title of the article.

    As for Perez, I think Cleveland would be better off with anyone else closing their games.

  2. proudlyfrenchcanadian - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    “Chris Perez got rocked tonight at Double-A Arkon”

    Really? Sounds like a lovely city, Arkon.

    • raysfan1 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM

      Named after the Marvel Comics character?

  3. dondada10 - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Drew, please change the headline to “Chris Perez Gets Smoked.”

  4. jthammerstix - Jun 19, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Spell Akron right gutter slut

    • nbjays - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM

      Stay classy.

    • allmyteamsareterrible - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Not going to lie, this made me laugh. Completely inappropriate, but it’s not often I hear the phrase gutter slut when referring to bloggers.

  5. watchfullhose - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    This guy is just douchey enough to use these games in AA to only attempt to throw the ball down the middle with little regard to the outcome of the game.

  6. janessa31888 - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Why did the AA manager leave him in to get shelled like that? Does he have to throw a certain number of pitches?. Does he even have it anymore, or is he just a total headcase right now? Too bad he fell apart, I’m not sure if Vinnie Pestano is that great of a replacement. By the way, what is this “Arkon” you speak of?

    • stoutfiles - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      Because winning/losing doesn’t matter in the minors. Its only purpose is to get players ready for the big leagues. Perez needed to go out there and throw an inning so they can see what he’s got, and that’s exactly what they did.

  7. drush127 - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    Sounds like Chris Perez needs a puff on the magic dragon….

  8. watchfullhose - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    13 hours later and I still can’t find any news about Arkon. My spell check doesn’t even recognize it.

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