Found March 04, 2013 on Razzball:
Chris Perez has been shut down for 3-4 weeks. The Indians are saying it's due to a shoulder strain. Seems pretty coincidental that Chris Perez rocks a mullet and there's a guy with a "business on top, party in the back" haircut on The Amazing Race this season. I'm calling BS. "Yeah, what's up?" Sorry, didn't mean to actually call BS. "Cool, now you're wasting my time. I'm gonna call myself on you!" So with Perez out, a giant gaping hole opens in Cleveland, and I don't mean when Drew Carey is eating. Vinnie Pestano should take over the closer role in the mean's while. Unfortunately (depending on how you're looking at it), Perez went down so early that he could return as soon as the first or second week of the season. That means you need to draft Perez and Pestano. My advice is to wait two seconds after someone drafts Perez then take Pestano. This will be real cute in auctions. They'll either have ...
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