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  1. Indians sticking with Chris Perez as closer

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Chris Perez has been terrible since August 1, posting a 5.95 ERA in 20 innings while allowing opponents to hit .321 with six homers and a 1.006 OPS. That includes serving up two homers and blowing a save in his most recent appearance Tuesday, but the Indians are sticking with Perez as closer as they…

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Indians 5, White Sox 4: Unbelievable. Chris Perez blows a save in the top of the ninth and the ancient Jason Giambi picks him and the Indians up in the bottom, smacking a two-run walkoff homer. Still life in that old bat. Still life in the Indians, who remain in wild card position. Rangers 3,…

  3. Jason Giambi walks off for Indians after Chris Perez blows lead

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Jason Giambi

    There’s a little magic left in Jason Giambi‘s bat after all. The 42-year-old former MVP, who entered with a .177 average in 181 at-bats this season, hit a walkoff homer off Addison Reed in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Indians a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. It was the Indians’…

  4. This clinches it: Ned Yost has no idea what he’s doing

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

    Ned Yost

    Setting the scene: Indians up 4-3 on the Royals in the top of the ninth. Cleveland closer Chris Perez gives up a single to Salvador Perez and a walk to Mike Moustakas to begin the inning, setting things up very nicely. Very nicely indeed, for Ned Yost to trample all over what was left of…

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 4, 2013, 7:13 AM EDT

    Jon Lester

    It’s cool and crisp here in America’s Heartland and there were some games last night that felt like the playoffs. Can we please just skip September and move straight on into October? Would anyone object to this? Red Sox 2, Tigers 1: An ALCS preview? Jon Lester outduels Max Scherzer in a tight game with…

  6. Chris Perez and his wife plead guilty to drug charges

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Back in June Indians closer Chris Perez and his wife were charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of controlled substance. According to police the couple had “a little more than a third of a pound of marijuana or 163.9 grams” delivered to their home and they’re scheduled to be arraigned on June 19. The…

  7. Mike Aviles breaks scoreless tie in the ninth with a grand slam as Indians beat Tigers

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

    It was a pitcher’s duel in Detroit this afternoon as the Tigers and Indians wrapped up a three-game weekend series. Tigers starter Justin Verlander held the Tribe scoreless through seven innings, allowing just four hits and walking two while striking out six. Indians starter Danny Salazar matched him, holding the Tigers at bay through six…

  8. Chris Perez has sworn off the media

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

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    Chris Perez blew last night’s Tigers-Indians game in pretty stellar fashion. Then he left the ballpark before the press could get at him. Fine. He was mad. Better to take your frustrations out in private, come back to work the next day and start fresh, right? Closer Chris Perez before Tuesday’s game to reporter, “I’m…

  9. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:34 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 13, Twins 0: Hard to envision any more of a domination than this. A four hit shutout for Jeremy Guthrie while the Royals offense puts up a baker’s dozen. Jamey Carroll was literally the most effective pitcher of the game for the Twins. Eric Hosmer drove in five. Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2: Fifteen straight…

  10. 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…

  11. Chris Perez is ready to rejoin the Indians

    Jun 26, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Indians manager Terry Francona just announced that the Indians will activate closer Chris Perez from the disabled list Thursday, which means he’ll end up missing exactly a month with a strained shoulder. During that time Perez was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession for allegedly having pot delivered to his house in his dog’s…

  12. Chris Perez to make another rehab appearance Tuesday

    Jun 24, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

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    Indians’ closer Chris Perez was hoping to be activated from the disabled list following a successful bullpen session yesterday, but he’s not ready yet. Jordan Bastian of reports that Perez is scheduled to make another rehab appearance tomorrow with Class A Mahoning Valley. Perez, out since May 26 with right shoulder soreness, yielded five…

  13. Chris Perez will not be activated this Friday

    Jun 19, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Indians closer Chris Perez was supposed to return from the disabled list on Friday. But it won’t happen. According to Nick Camino of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100, the Indians are pulling back from their original plan for Perez because he got hammered in a rehab appearance on Tuesday night at Double-A Akron and they’re worried that…

  14. 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…

  15. Indians’ closer Chris Perez pleads not guilty to misdemeanor drug possession

    Jun 10, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    chris perez mugshot

    According to the Associated Press, Chris Perez and his wife pleaded not guilty today to misdemeanor possession after marijuana was delivered to their home in Ohio last week. As we learned last week, the couple allegedly had “a little more than a third of a pound of marijuana or 163.9 grams” delivered to their home.…

  16. Indians closer Chris Perez charged with misdemeanor drug possession for marijuana delivery

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

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    There was a lot of confusion earlier this week when police in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River served a search warrant on Indians closer Chris Perez‘s house as part of a drug investigation. Initial reports had Perez being charged with drug possession, but that was later amended to Perez simply being investigated for a…

  17. Indians closer Chris Perez investigated for drug possession

    Jun 5, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

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    Indians closer Chris Perez, who’s currently on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, is being investigated for drug possession in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River, according to Zack Meisel of Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer talked to a source who said “a package, believed to contain marijuana” was delivered to…

  18. Trevor Bauer gives the Indians a really bad season anthem

    May 30, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    Chris Perez is injured, I’m not sure that Mark Reynolds bats cleanup all the time and, frankly, Bauer’s flow leaves something to be desired. Bu I’m sure some people will like this:

  19. Chris Perez diagnosed with mild rotator cuff tendinitis

    May 28, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Chris Perez

    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…

  20. Vinnie Pestano will be Indians’ closer with Chris Perez out

    May 27, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Vinnie Pestano

    Chris Perez is on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and Indians manager Terry Francona announced that Vinnie Pestano will take over as the closer. Pestano has been one of the best and most underrated setup men in baseball since debuting in 2010, posting a 2.72 ERA in 154 appearances while averaging 10.4 strikeouts…

  21. The Indians place Chris Perez on the disabled list

    May 27, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

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    Chris Perez left yesterday’s Indians-Red Sox game in the ninth after feeling shoulder discomfort. Now he’s gonna miss some time. The Indians just announced that he’s hitting the 15-day DL. Perez is 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA in 17 relief appearances spanning 16.2 inning. He’s walked 10 and struck out 18. He’ll have an MRI…

  22. Indians closer Chris Perez dealing with shoulder pain

    May 26, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Indians closer Chris Perez left today’s game against the Red Sox due to shoulder pain. The right-hander recorded only two outs but was on the hook for the four runs the Red Sox scored in the bottom half of the ninth inning for the walk-off 6-5 victory. Perez allowed two hits (a David Ortiz double…

  23. Chris Perez deleted his Twitter account because of ugly replies after blown saves

    May 21, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Indians closer Chris Perez has been pretty active on Twitter over the years, but apparently the negative comments following a blown save Saturday and another poor outing Monday led him to delete the account last night. I can’t imagine having to deal with the angry, ugly comments that athletes receive on Twitter every day, let…

  24. Indians activate Vinnie Pestano from the disabled list

    May 17, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    Vinnie Pestano

    Indians setup man Vinnie Pestano is back from the disabled list after missing the past two weeks with elbow tendinitis. Pestano was his usual excellent self before going on the DL and the underrated right-hander with a 2.48 career ERA rejoins an Indians bullpen that ranks third among AL teams with a 3.03 ERA. He’ll…

  25. Chris Perez had trouble warming up yesterday

    May 13, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Chris Perez

    Watching the Tigers-Indians game yesterday and noticed that Chris Perez was warming up to come into a close, extra-innings game. Then he sat down and Terry Francona went with a combo of Rich Hill and Cody Allen in the 10th. What gives? While warming up in the bullpen in the top of the ninth, Perez…

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