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Cleveland Indians All-Star closer Chris Perez was scratched from his Friday appearance for undisclosed reasons.
Closer Chris Perez scratched from scheduled outing today, but manager Terry Francona declined details. Said more info available Saturday.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 1, 2013
Indians manager Terry Francona would only say that he will have more information about Perez this Saturday. Perez is currently slated to pitch for Team USA (along with fellow bullpen stud Vinnie Pestano) in the World Baseball Classic, but this would obviously be questionable if an injury was sustained.
In a rather ominous fashion, the Indians — per The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes — stated that they are “working through some things with [Perez].” Hoynes added that it does not sound like a trade is brewing.
The 27-year old has notched 75 saves over the course of the last two seasons, and is coming off of a 2012 season that married off-field controversy with high on-field production, striking out 59 and walking just 16 in 57.2 innings pitched.
[Related: Pestano and Perez to the WBC gives others their shot]
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Indians closer Chris Perez has been shelved with a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder and will not throw for the next seven to ten days. He will begin a return to throwing program as soon as he is asymptomatic, and is expected to be out of game action for at least three to four weeks. Also, Frank Herrmann has been shut down with a right elbow strain.
The Cleveland Indians have announced that closer Chris Perez
has suffered a right shoulder strain, an injury that is expected to sideline
him for the next three to four weeks.
Chris Perez has a strain of the subscapularis muscle in his right shoulder.Won't throw for the next 7-10 days & will not pitch in the WBC
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 1, 2013
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Indians All-Star closer Chris Perez could be sidelined one month because of a strained shoulder.
Perez, who saved 39 games last season, will not throw for the next week to 10 days. Once he resumes his program, the Indians estimate he will be pitching in games in three or four weeks.
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