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  1. Carlos Santana diagnosed with left thumb contusion

    Apr 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana Getty

    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 MLB.com reports that the preliminary…

  2. 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…

  3. 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 MLB.com’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…

  4. Chris Perez says he’s 100%

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    chris perez fist ap

    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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    chris perez gray getty

    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…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

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

    Jan 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    chris perez gray getty

    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…

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

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    American Flag

    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…

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

    Jan 2, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Brett Myers Getty

    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…

  13. The Indians will listen to offers for basically anybody

    Nov 7, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

    shin-soo choo getty

    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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

    The Question

    I haven’t done one of these in forever. Mostly because they were getting a little tired. Batman. Aquaman. Bourbon. Sure, those are things I love, hate and love, respectively, but a sameness crept in.  Hopefully now that some time has passed, this exercise will seem fresh again. Have at you! Q: I’ve always wondered how…

  19. Jonathan Papelbon’s 30-save streak stands alone

    Aug 30, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon protected a one-run lead Thursday against the Mets to earn his 30th save of the season. It’s the seventh year in a row he’s reached the milestone, a streak that is going to be by far the longest in baseball once the season ends. Besides Papelbon, only Mariano Rivera had saved 30 games…

  20. Chris Perez continues to be, um, colorful, gets into profane exchange with a fan

    Aug 20, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Chris Perez has seen his fair share of controversy this year. He’s challenged the fan base. He has gesticulated and emoted in ways that have really pissed off the opposition. He got all Internet Tough Guy and tweeted about how he’s gonna plunk Royals hitters.  He, inexplicably, went to war with the beloved Kenny Lofton.…

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

    Aug 8, 2012, 6:14 AM EDT

    Rockford Files

    Tigers 6, Yankees 5: Miguel Cabrera homered for the third straight game. The dude is good. The Tigers have won six straight and, with the White Sox loss, pull to within a half game. Speaking of the Tigers, I found out last night that one of the people I hung out with at Comerica Park…

  22. Indians blow three-run lead in 10th to lose ninth straight

    Aug 5, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    After taking a backseat for 3 1/2 months, Pythagoras has given the Indians quite a beatdown lately. The Indians scored three times in the top of the 10th, only to give up five runs in the bottom of the inning and lose 10-8 to the Tigers on Sunday. It was their ninth consecutive defeat. Miguel…

  23. The Giants are interested in Chris Perez

    Jul 23, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    chris perez gray getty

    The Giants lost their outspoken, eccentric closer with imaginative facial hair before the season began, so they apparently need a new outspoken, eccentric closer with imaginative facial hair. The Indians’ Chris Perez: The San Francisco Giants, seeking late-inning help, are interested in Perez, according to major-league sources. The Indians could entertain moving Perez for two…

  24. Ron Washington picks Fernando Rodney as All-Star closer

    Jul 10, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Fernando Rodney

    Fernando Rodney simply making the All-Star team at age 35 and after five consecutive seasons with an ERA higher than 4.00 is amazing enough, but apparently he’ll also be asked to close out the game if the American League has a ninth-inning lead. Rodney told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that AL manager…

  25. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:09 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    We have reached the All-Star break. Which means that this is the last And That Happened for a week. Unless there’s a temporal anomaly or something, which has been known to happen … Pirates 13, Giants 2: Andrew McCutchen was added to the Home Run Derby the other day. He got some early practice yesterday, smacking…

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