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.