|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||60.00||2.00||3.00||35.00||3.15||1.11||59.00||19.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||1||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 9.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||1||11|
|vs RHB|| 7.0||0||0|| 1.29||0||6||7|
|05/21/2013||Chris Perez, RP CLE||Michael Bourn, CF CLE|
|05/21/2013||Junichi Tazawa, RP BOS|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Mike Trout, CF LAA
|James Shields, SP KC|
Alex Rios, RF CHW
Chris Perez, RP CLE
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|05/21/2013||Adam Dunn, 1B CHW||Chris Perez, RP CLE|
|Last 10 Games|
|Teammates save Chris Perez from loss|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Indians closer Chris Perez was in line to take a loss Monday against the Mariners before Cleveland tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cleveland eventually won the game, 10-8, in the 10th inning.
Perez entered the game in the top of the ninth in a 6-all tie. Unfortunately, it didn't stay tied for long as Endy Chavez clubbed a 0-1 pitch over the right-field wall for a home run to lead off the inning. Perez walked two more batters in the inning, but limited the damage to one run. He struck out two in the ninth and has recorded at least one strikeout in all 16 appearances this season.
|Chris Perez blows save, gets win|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Indians closer Chris Perez couldn't hold a 4-2 lead in the ninth inning against the Mariners Saturday.
He ended up earning the win in a 5-4 victory.
Perez (2-0) gave up back-to-back homers to Raul Ibanez and Justin Smoak in the ninth, but the Indians won it in the bottom of the frame.
For Perez, it was his second blown save this year. He had one strikeout and his ERA is at 1.80.
|Chris Perez not needed Tuesday|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Indians closer Chris Perez, who couldn't pitch in a save situation Sunday because of a stiff right shoulder, was available to pitch Tuesday night, but the team did not need his services in a 6-2 defeat.
Perez has not appeared in the last four games. He has a 0.69 ERA and is 6 for 7 in save chances this season.
|Chris Perez misses doubleheader|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Indians closer Chris Perez did not pitch in either game of Monday's doubleheader against the Yankees. The right-hander dealt with some stiffness in his shoulder while warming up on Sunday.
The injury is not being considered a serious one.
Perez has a 0.69 ERA through 13 appearances while converting 6 of 7 save chances.
|Chris Perez dealing with sore shoulder|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Indians pitcher Chris Perez warmed up in the bullpen in the eighth inning Sunday against the Tigers. The right-hander felt some stiffness in his right shoulder after a couple of pitches, which kept him out of the game.
Perez told The Plain Dealer that his injury was not in the same place as the shoulder injury that kept him sidelined for much of spring training. Perez said he should be available for Monday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
He has struck out seven and has not allowed a run in his last six innings against the Yankees, dating to 2011.
|When he wasn't calling out fans and management on Twitter in 2012, Chris Perez put together an impressive campaign as closer for Cleveland. He struck out a batter per inning and registered 39 saves in 61 games, his second straight 35-plus save season. The 36 saves were good enough for sixth-most in baseball. At 27 years old, Perez is hitting his prime in 2013 and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, of the top 10 saves leaders in 2012, Perez is the third-youngest (behind Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman). This actually worked against Perez, as his age and success have made him a walking trade rumor -- throughout 2012 and into the offseason. No matter where he lands, as long as Perez closes, he'll continue to be one of the more underappreciated closers in the game. He's not flashy, but he's durable, he has the skill and he's good for at least 35 saves per season. He'll probably be drafted in the mid-to-later rounds of most drafts. (Updated 12/5/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||DET||7:05 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/23/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Ryan Dempster|
|5/24/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||John Lackey|
|5/25/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Jon Lester|
|5/26/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Felix Doubront|
|5/27/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mike Leake|
|5/28/13||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Mat Latos|
= probable start