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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Angel Hernandez denies game-tying home run, Athletics robbed in 4-3 loss to Indians

    May 8, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

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    A’s infielder Adam Rosales hit a heroic game-tying solo home run in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday against Indians closer Chris Perez, stunning the crowd at Cleveland’s Progressive Field and injecting new life into an Oakland club that has hit a few road bumps since the calendar flipped to May. Except Angel Hernandez and…

  9. Carlos Santana diagnosed with left thumb contusion

    Apr 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: X-rays came back negative and Santana is considered day-to-day. 9:31 PM: Carlos Santana was forced to exit today’s game against the Yankees in the ninth inning after he got crossed up on a pitch from his teammate Chris Perez and was struck on the left thumb. Jordan Bastian of reports that the preliminary…

  10. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:33 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Today was supposed to be the first day that I posted ATH later than I used to. Really: I was going to restore life balance with this one. I watched the Braves game last night but rather than stay up another hour and a half or two hours getting most of the recaps done, I…

  11. Chris Perez should be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Chris Perez

    The Indians closer, battling a shoulder strain, should be ready on Opening Day according to manager Terry Francona. Via’s Barry M. Bloom: Francona said that Perez can pitch every other day beginning Tuesday as Spring Training winds down, and then will throw a light ‘pen session on April 1, the day before the start…

  12. Chris Perez says he’s 100%

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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    Indians closer Chris Perez suffered a strained shoulder on March 1. But he’s feeling much better now: Chris Perez says his shoulder injury is 100 percent. Feels he should be ready for Opening Day barring anything unforeseen. #Indians. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 18, 2013   Good news for the Indians, as Perez’ putative replacement…

  13. 2013 Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Mar 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Can the Indians be a quick fix? After following up an 80-82 season in 2011…

  14. David Hernandez moves from Mexico to Team USA for WBC

    Mar 2, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    David Hernandez

    Diamondbacks setup man David Hernandez was expected to pitch for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic, but for reason that aren’t yet clear, he was ruled ineligible. Fortunately for him, a relief spot just happened to open up on Team USA with Chris Perez getting hurt Friday, and Hernandez was named his replacement on…

  15. Chris Perez out 3-4 weeks with strained shoulder

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: OK, so things are getting even weirder. Perez left the ballpark without speaking to reporters, choosing instead to yell from his car: “I’m not saying anything.” UPDATE #2: No official statement from the Indians yet, but Perez is apparently injured. UPDATE #3: Perez has been diagnosed with a strained right shoulder and will be…

  16. Can Japan be beat? Previewing the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ryoji Aikawa, Koji Yamamoto, Osamu Higashio

    While we’re still a week away from any World Baseball Classic play in North America, the tournament kicks off in Japan and Taiwan on Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.), with eight teams in two pools participating in round-robin play. Pool A (Japan, March 2-6): Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan Pool B: (Taiwan, March 2-5): Australia,…

  17. Chris Perez is still no fan of Manny Acta

    Feb 14, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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    I guess the first week of camp is “air your beefs with people who are no longer on your team” week. Indians closer Chris Perez on ex-manager Manny Acta: “I was wondering where we were going,” Perez said. “Stuff wasn’t getting better with Manny as our manager. I didn’t see the light at the end…

  18. Chris Perez avoids arbitration with Indians for $7.3 million

    Jan 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Chris Perez has avoided arbitration in his second-to-last season of eligibility, agreeing to a one-year, $7.3 million deal with the Indians. Perez showed some signs of decline in 2011, including a career-worst strikeout rate of 5.9 per nine innings, but last season he whiffed 9.2 per nine innings while saving 36 games with a 3.59…

  19. Team USA’s roster announced for the World Baseball Classic

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The roster for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic was just announced.  It breaks down like this: Catchers: Joe Mauer, J.P. Arencibia, Jonathan Lucroy 1B: Mark Teixeira 2B: Brandon Phillips SS: Jimmy Rollins 3B: David Wright Utility: Ben Zobrist, Willie Bloomquist Outfielders: Ryan Braun, Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton, Shane Victorino Lefties: Jeremy Affeldt, Tim Collins, Derek…

  20. Brett Myers is getting $7 million from the Indians

    Jan 2, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Jon Heyman reported yesterday that the Indians and Brett Myers had reached agreement on a one-year deal. This morning he reports the contract’s value: $7 million. As mentioned last night, the contract includes an option for 2014. At best: Myers becomes a serviceable starter for the Tribe who, if they don’t contend, would be a pretty appealing…

  21. The Indians will listen to offers for basically anybody

    Nov 7, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

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    Sometimes general managers will declare certain players off-limits. Less than they used to, but they still sometimes do it. I think, in their heart of hearts, all general managers will listen to any offer for any player because, hey, you never know when someone may do something dumb and offer you too much.  That’s kind…

  22. With Terry Francona in fold, Indians can’t be so cheap

    Oct 6, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    The Indians’ move to hire Terry Francona looks like a coup. Getting a two-time World Series-winning manager to come to Cleveland and take over a team that hasn’t finished over .500 in five years makes for quite the turn of events. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if it does any good. Francona…

  23. There’s a fine line between being colorful and being a jerk

    Sep 26, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Indians closer Chris Perez has a reputation for being a colorful, say-anything-at-any-time kind of guy.  But you know what? Even though that wears well enough on a winning team, it wears awfully on a losing team.  Just take his post game interview from yesterday: Reporter: How have you managed to stay sharp between save opportunities? Perez: “I’ve…

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

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:11 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 4, Marlins 3: The Braves clinch a playoff berth on a Freddie Freeman walkoff jack. It only guarantees them a slot in the one-game gimmicky thing next Friday, but that beats the hell out of last September. The only thing that would have made this better is if Heath Bell, as the the Marlins…

  25. Chris Perez rips the Indians owners in transparent effort to get traded

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

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    You’ve heard of “suicide by cop?”  Yesterday Indians closer Chris Perez tried to commit suicide by media. Perez took shots at the Indians front office, chalking up the difference in the success of small market teams like Oakland to that of Cleveland to “different owners … [The Tigers] are spending money. [Mike Ilitch] wants to win.…

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