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54 Chris Perez RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/260 | Birthdate: 7/1/1985 | Birthplace: Bradenton, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Miami (Fla.) | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $7,300,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 245.95
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Chris Perez takes third loss Saturday vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chris Perez was saddled with his third loss Saturday after surrendering a walkoff triple in the 10th inning of his team's 5-4 loss to the Rockies.

Perez (0-3) was able to get Troy Tulowitzki to ground out to open the 10th, but the next batter reached on a single. After striking out the following batter to put two outs on the board, Perez ceded the game-ending triple to defensive replacement Brandon Barnes. The Dodgers reliever owns a 5.11 ERA and 23:10 K:BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings.


Chris Perez takes the loss Thursday vs. Mets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chris Perez took the loss Thursday night against the Mets in New York. 

Perez surrendered a run-scoring single to Juan Lagares in the seventh and a run-scoring triple to Curtis Granderson in the eighth. He was charged with two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out two in 1 1/3 innings. He owns a 5.68 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in 19 innings of relief this season.


Chris Perez blows save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chris Perez couldn't convert a ninth-inning save opportunity Saturday, giving up one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out one in one inning of action.

Manager Don Mattingly said that while normal closer Kenley Jansen wasn't hurt, he wasn't available for Saturday's save opportunity. Though Perez couldn't successfully convert the save, his team went on to win 9-7 in extra innings. He owns a 1.88 ERA and 10:5 K:BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings.


Chris Perez earns first save with Dodgers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Chris Perez did not sign with the Dodgers to be a closer, but he did nail down a save Thursday in Minnesota.

Perez retired all five batters he faced and fanned two to lower his ERA to 1.35. He entered with two on and one out in the eighth. He struck out Sam Fuld to end that inning.


Dodgers reach agreement with Chris Perez


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/23/2013) FOXSports.com reports that the Dodgers and free agent reliever Chris Perez came to an agreement on a one-year deal Monday.

Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. Perez is scheduled to take his physical Monday.


Report: Dodgers close to signing Chris Perez


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2013) The Dodgers are close to signing free-agent reliever Chris Perez to a one-year contract, the Los Angeles Times reports. Financial terms of the potential deal are not yet know.

Perez posted a a 4.33 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 54:21 K:BB ratio in 54 innings last season and saved 123 games for the Indians over the last four seasons. He would likely pair with Brian Wilson to serve as set-up men for Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in Los Angeles.


Chris Perez may not close at next stop


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Some of the teams discussing signing free-agent pitcher Chris Perez are considering him for a role other than closer, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Perez saved 123 games for the Indians over the last four years but finished 2013 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 54:21 K:BB ratio in 54 innings.


Orioles looking at free-agent closers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Shortly after moving high-priced closer Jim Johnson, the Orioles have begun looking for more cost-effective replacements. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Monday the Orioles have begun looking into free agents John Axford and Grant Balfour, with Chris Perez also an option. 

Orioles targeting Chris Perez as potential closer


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/8/2013) MLB.com reports that the Orioles are interested in free agent closer Chris Perez. Though he saved 25 games for the Indians in 2013, Perez was released in October after a season that featured inconsistency on the field and a guilty plea to a charge of marijuana possession off of it.

The Orioles are looking for a new closer after having traded Jim Johnson to the Athletics last week.


Indians surprisingly release closer Chris Perez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2013) The Indians made a surprising move Thursday, releasing closer Chris Perez. Perez had an up and down season in 2013, posting a career-high 4.33 ERA, but he finished with 25 saves in 30 chances.

Chris Perez on roster for Wild Card game


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez has made the club's roster for the Wild Card game, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Still, it isn't expected Perez and his 4.33 ERA will close if Cleveland encounters a save situation against Tampa Bay.

Indians sticking with Chris Perez


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2013) The Indians will continue to use Chris Perez as the team's closer, according to the Plain Dealer

Perez blew a save against the White Sox Tuesday, but was bailed out after Jason Giambi hit a walkoff home run. When asked whether the team would make a change in the late innings, manager Terry Francona remained loyal to Perez. 

"Can you imagine if, every time somebody gave up a homer, we went to somebody else?'' Francona said. "If we just automatically went to somebody else, we wouldn't have a team. I wouldn't want to play for that guy.

Francona added that he thinks Perez has thrown well in the past month, despite the poor results. Perez has a 3.71 ERA in 53 1/3 innings.  


Chris Perez blows save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez was removed from Tuesday's game after blowing a save, giving up two earned runs on three hits while striking out two and recording two outs. His team would go on to beat the White Sox, 5-4.

It was Perez's first blown save since Aug. 14, but he's given up six earned runs in 8 2/3 innings in September. He owns a 3.71 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 54:21 K:BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings.


Chris Perez secures 25th save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez secured his 25th save of the season Tuesday night against the Royals. The right-hander needed 12 pitches as he struck out two in a perfect frame to preserve a 5-3 win.

Perez is 25 of 29 in save chances, with a 3.48 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 49:20 K:BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings.

Chris Perez collects save No. 24


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez notched his 24th save of the season Friday afternoon against the White Sox. The right-hander worked around an Alexei Ramirez walk and an Adam Dunn single as he struck out one in a scoreless frame to preserve a 3-1 victory.

Perez is 24 of 28 in save chances, with a 3.55 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 47:20 K:BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings.

Chris Perez shaky for 23rd save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) It wasn't easy Monday night against the Royals, but Indians closer Chris Perez earned his 23rd save of the season.

Perez walked two batters and allowed a base hit but no runs scored in the 4-3 win. He struck out a batter over 27 pitches for a wild scoreless inning. His ERA is at 3.62.

The Cleveland closer has given up four runs over his last four appearances and hasn't had many dominant saves of late. Still, Cleveland will continue to use him in the role as they attempt to win a Wild Card spot.

Chris Perez secures 22nd save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez slammed the door in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Orioles to earn his 22nd save, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Perez rebounded nicely after giving up three earned runs the previous day. He owns a 3.59 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 44:16 K:BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings.


Chris Perez serves up three-run homer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez entered Tuesday's game against Baltimore in the ninth inning with a 4-0 lead. It was a non-save situation.

Perez made things pretty sticky as he allowed two singles followed by a Nate McLouth three-run homer to make it 4-3. He was able to regroup and get the next three batters, two via the strikeout, to end the game. He needed 27 pitches and his ERA is now at 3.66.

Perez has allowed nine earned runs over his last 11 appearances, but does have seven scoreless appearances over that stretch. He's been shaky at times, but has 21 saves in 25 chances.


Chris Perez pleads no contest to drug charges


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) Indians reliever Chris Perez plead no contest to drug charges stemming from a June incident, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Perez was found guilty of receiving a small package of marijuana that was mailed to his home. Perez will pay a $250 fine, and has been sentenced to a year of probation. He will also complete Major League Baseball's drug treatment program, and is scheduled to give a 15-20 minute talk to a local high school about the dangers of drugs. He will not miss any time on the mound.

Perez has a 3.15 ERA in 45 2/3 innings. 


Chris Perez closes out shutout win


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez did not pitch in a save situation Sunday as he took the mound in Detroit. He was pitching with a 4-0 lead and kept it that way, however.

Perez didn't make things easy Sunday as he allowed three base hits over an inning of work on 21 pitches. Still, he didn't allow a run as he secured the shutout win. His ERA is now at 3.15.

Perez has gone four consecutive scoreless appearances with two saves over that span since his last run allowed on Aug. 19 at Anaheim. He's been shaky at times, but has gone 21 of 25 in save chances this year.

Chris Perez collects 21st save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez converted his 21st save of the season Sunday afternoon against the Twins. The right-hander worked his way around a walk as he struck out one and pitched a scoreless frame in a 3-1 victory.

Perez is 21 of 25 in save opportunities with a 3.22 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.

Chris Perez picks up 20th save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez pitched around a one-out single Wednesday, as he closed out a 3-1 win over the Angels.

Perez opened the ninth with a strikeout, before Peter Bourjos reached on a single. He promptly retired the next two hitters, finishing the inning with two strikeouts on 13 pitches. It was his 20th save of the season and first since blowing his fourth last week. 


Chris Perez allows homer in ninth


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez pitched the ninth with a 5-1 lead over the Angels Monday in Anaheim. Wanting to leave no doubt, manager Terry Francona used Perez in the non-save situation.

Having not pitched since Aug. 14, Perez got the first two outs before Mark Trumbo launched a solo homer off him in the ninth in the win for Cleveland. He allowed the run on the one hit and no walks with two strikeouts as his ERA is now at 3.46 on the year.

Perez has now given up a homer in each of his last two appearances for the Indians. He blew his fourth save his last time out, though he did end up picking up the win. Perez has gone 19 for 23 in save chances this year.

Chris Perez wins game after blowing save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Cleveland closer Chris Perez took the mound in the bottom of the 10th inning to attempt to close out an extra-inning game Wednesday in Minnesota. The Indians took the lead in the top of the 10th on a Carlos Santana solo homer.

Perez went on to give up a game-tying homer to Joe Mauer during his first inning of work to blow the save chance. It was his fourth blown save of the season. Perez finished the inning with the score tied and added a second scoreless inning on his appearance.

Perez ended up picking up the win to improve to 5-2 on the season, despite the blown save. He allowed the run on two hits with two strikeouts over two frames and has a 3.32 ERA on the year.

The 28-year-old closer has blown saves in two of his last five appearances and has allowed five runs over that stretch. He's had a couple hiccups, but has mostly been lights out since returning from the disabled list at the end of June.

Chris Perez earns 19th save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Indians closer Chris Perez earned his 19th save Tuesday night in Minnesota in a 5-2 win. Perez gave up a hit in the ninth but that was it. 

Perez needed 14 pitches to get three outs for the save. His ERA is at 3.26. 

The closer has picked up three scoreless appearances since giving up four runs in his third blown save and second losing decision Aug. 5 against Detroit.