CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Perez isn't ready to return to the mound for the Indians just yet.
Cleveland's colorful closer, who has been dealing with personal issues off the field while recovering from a strained rotator cuff, will throw at least one more bullpen session and may make another rehab appearance in the minor leagues before coming off the disabled list.
Perez, who has been sidelined since May 27, had expected to be activated on Friday. But after giving up five earned runs -- three homers -- during a shaky one-inning outing on Tuesday night at Double-A Akron against Trenton, the Indians won't rush him back.
Perez said his mechanics were out of whack, and after striking out the first batter he faced on three pitches, he struggled badly.
"Location, velocity, everything," he said Wednesday night before the Indians hosted the Kansas City Royals. "I just didn't feel like myself."
Perez said he's physically fine, and after watching video of this rehab outing, he thinks he can fix h...