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Chris Perez resumes closing for Indians, avoids talking to reporters about pot arrest

Jun 28, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Chris Perez came off the disabled list yesterday after missing a month with a strained shoulder and manager Terry Francona wasted no time announcing that he’ll immediately resume closing for the Indians.

Perez struggled quite a bit before being shut down with the injury and fill-in Vinnie Pestano converted all five saves opportunities in his absence while posting a 2.45 ERA in 11 innings.

Also of note regarding Perez’s return from the DL, via Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Before the game, Perez told a team official that he would talk to reporters, but only if two reporters were excluded from the interview. It did not appear Perez talked to reporters before the game.

While he was on the shelf Perez and his wife were arrested for allegedly having marijuana delivered to their house under their dog’s name, which is no doubt why Perez is trying to dictate the terms of his media engagement. Maybe all the Indians beat writers ought to ask to interview Perez’s dog.

  1. historiophiliac - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    If you want to talk to Brody, bring biscuits. He’s got the munchies and is sacked out on the couch.

  2. specialkindofstupid - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Well, an ideal closer is one who can forget and move on. So he has that going for him.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Not talking about your pot arrest, man? It’d be a lot cooler if you did.

  4. Ben - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Is it me or does that picture look weirdly photoshopped? Like Chris Perez is putting his head back on or something?

    • cardinalcrazy - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      That’s a picture of him realizing he forgot where he stashed his weed … or he just gave up a homerun, both expressions look the same so it’s hard to determine.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 28, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        Hahaha! Funny stuff. You know…if he choose a better hiding spot and used that spot each time…he wouldn’t have to rack his brain trying to remember where he stashed it.
        I have a buddy who regularly forgets where he put his. Watching him look for it to the point of almost melting down is hysterically funny.

    • antifreeze27 - Jun 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      The pic reminds me of Paul Rudd in “Our Idiot Brother”. Any word if the dog’s name is Willie Nelson?

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