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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez and his wife pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor possession charges after marijuana was mailed to their home in their dog's name.
The pleas were sent by fax to suburban Rocky River Municipal Court by their attorneys.
The faxed pleas included a request that a requirement that the couple appear in person for a June 19 arraignment be dropped.
Police said they were tipped off by postal inspectors to suspicious packages mailed to the Perez home and arranged a delivery last Tuesday under surveillance. Police say Melanie Perez accepted two packages.
Authorities say Melanie Perez, whose maiden name is Baum, told the undercover officer delivering the packages that they were intended for her dog, named Brody. The package was addressed to Brody Baum.
According to investigative reports, Perez told drug agents with a search warrant that he had pot for personal use and pointed out two jars. Asked about any drugs or weapons by officers who went to the Perez home, Perez "volunteered to direct the officers to the location of it," an investigative report said.
The 27-year-old Perez and his 29-year-old wife were charged Friday with misdemeanor drug possession involving just over one-third of a pound of marijuana. Perez and his wife were released on personal bond.
Outside legal experts say the charge typically is handled like a traffic ticket and might result in a fine.
Under the drug agreement between Major League Baseball and its players' association, marijuana offenses generally result with the player undergoing a treatment program rather than discipline.
Perez has six saves this season but is on the disabled list with an injured right shoulder.
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Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez and his wife, Melanie, have reportedly pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor drug possession charges. The criminal complaints are in regard to the controlled substance investigation from roughly one week ago where Perez’ home received what was reported as one-third of a pound of marijuana through the United States mail service.
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Psssst. Terry Francona. Have you noticed this kid Chisenhall? He’s a third baseman, and he’s played big league baseball before. It was even this year. He struggled, and got sent down to Columbus. Since that day, Chisenhall has hit in 19 of 21 games, including a 16 game hit streak that was ended on Saturday...
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Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
***Special Note: Due to a monsoon that apparently crossed the nation, the only game played tonight was by the Columbus affiliate.
Tim Fedroff: LF, Columbus Clippers: 3-for-3, 2 R...
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has had his suspension for throwing at a hitter reduced from eight to seven games.
He began serving it Sunday. Carrasco was initially suspended for eight games in April for ''intentionally throwing'' at New York's Kevin Youkilis but was able to keep pitching because an appeal was pending.
Carrasco was sent to the...
DETROIT (AP) -- Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has had his suspension for throwing at a hitter reduced from eight to seven games.
He began serving it Sunday. Carrasco was initially suspended for eight games in April for "intentionally throwing" at New York's Kevin Youkilis but was able to keep pitching because an appeal was pending.
Carrasco was sent...
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Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers pitcher Jose Alvarez did not allow a hit until the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, at which point Ryan Raburn spoiled the party. Raburn’s solo home run was the first hit of the day for Cleveland, and one of his former teammates was not [...]
The 2013 draft is now complete. Here is the Cleveland Indians full list of selections along with some notes about the draft.
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Someone has been doing some good work to keep Chief Wahoo’s Wikipedia page up to date, with significant edits having been made last week. The page does an especially good job of tracking public statements on the Jim Crow/Third Reich relic made by the Cleveland Indians organization as well as critics of the symbol and other notables.
There’s also reference to some polling results...