Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 3/1/13
About an hour ago the Indians scratched closer Chris Perez from his scheduled appearance today. Then Tribe beat reporters were tweeting in a frenzy that an announcement would be made by the club, but that manager Terry Francona was mum about it when talking to them earlier today. What occurred over the next 20 minutes was a mix of rumors and speculation. According to Indians.com’s Jordan Bastian, the PD’s Paul Hoynes, and WTAM’s Nick Camino, Perez left the Tribe complex in his car and said out his window “I’m not saying anything.” The Indians then tweeted out the following: 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   Perez will resume game activity in 3-to-4 weeks.Also RHP Frank Herrmann has a right elbow strain and is out indefinetely — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 1, 2013   Missing games for “three to four weeks” would put Perez’s status for opening day up in the air. Perez also was very much looking forward to pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, calling it the biggest honor of his career. The injury won’t allow him to do so. If Perez does miss time to start the regular season, expect set up man Vinnie Pestano to assume the closer’s role. UPDATE: Perez just tweeted out the following: “This to shall pass”… Small hurdle at an in-opportune time.I feel better now than I did last year with the oblique..Still plenty of time — Chris Perez (@ChrisPerez54) March 1, 2013  
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