Indians closer Perez leaves Twitter

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 21, 2013
Indians closer Chris Perez has deactivated his Twitter account following two rough outings. Perez took down @chrisperez54 on Monday, shortly after he gave up a ninth-inning home run to Seattle's Endy Chavez. It was the second straight poor performance by Perez, who allowed back-to-back homers in the ninth on Saturday. Several fans sent Perez negative comments following Monday's game. In a statement released by the team, the two-time All-Star didn't say why he was deactivating his account, but that it ''was a personal choice I made in order to maintain the greater focus on the success of the team this season and on our shared goals moving forward.'' Perez became a target for some fans when he criticized them for not supporting the Indians.
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