MLB News: Chris Perez placed on DL with shoulder soreness

After Sunday’s nightmarish series end in Boston, many people saw this news coming. Now, it’s official: The Indians have placed closer Chris Perez on the disabled list for the first time in his career.

The diagnosis is that Perez left Sunday’s game with right shoulder soreness. The Indians announced that he will have an MRI and exam today in Cleveland. On the season, the 27-year-old All-Star is 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA. He took the loss yesterday after loading up the bases, leaving the game and setting the stage for the Red Sox to win it off Joe Smith.

In the corresponding roster move, Nick Hagadone received the call-up from Columbus again. This is his third time back with the club in 2013. For the Clippers, the 27-year-old left-hander is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in 7 games. He has struggled with control over the bulk of his time in the majors, posting a 6.02 ERA in his 49 career appearances with 31 walks in 46.1 innings.

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  • Brian R.

    I’m not going to pile on Perez here, but if he was struggling that badly, and was apparently in pain earlier in the inning, why didn’t they have anyone (Smith) warming up before Perez had to come out? It was a bad enough jam to be put in, but to have to get warmed up on the spot just makes it that much harder. Leaving that series 1-3 instead of 3-1 hurts. Esp with the schedule coming up and the bullpen in a mess.

  • Julie

    I am going to pile on. If he’s that hurt that it is going to result in the performance he gave yesterday, he needs to make it clear to the coaches that he can’t pitch.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Ruh-roh hey Vinnie P the APL would like to thank you for your tweet!

  • Tom T.

    Everybody chill out! This is Cleveland, we never have seasons get derailed by injuries…
    But taking my tongue out of my cheek for a second, if Vinnie returns to form and/or one additional reliever steps up and pitches well in a more prominent role, everything should be ok as far as the bullpen is concerned. Two meltdowns in a row sucks for sure, but it still is only two games out of 162.

  • Wow

    once you see your pitcher is off, you need to have someone ready. I have to put some of this on Francona as well.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Marathon season but Hagadone coughed it up today against Reds that’s three straight losses courtesy of the bullpen.

  • Natedawg86

    Better be something wrong, is this in part a mental trip to DL?

  • It’s a shame he didn’t make this known to the trainers/staff if he was in substantial pain before it got to the point of a game on the brink.

    But, I will say, I understand wanting to go out an perform. He’d been struggling in the past few outings and I’m sure the last thing he wanted to do was come out and say ‘I can’t pitch’. I understand that, but the club comes first.