MLB News: Chris Perez MRI reveals mild tendonitis in throwing shoulder

The Cleveland Indians have announced that closer Chris Perez will be shut down for roughly one week as he attempts to recover from mild tendonitis the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder.

Perez (2-1, 4.32 ERA, six saves) was pulled in the middle of an at-bat on Sunday afternoon after he was seen grimacing in pain.. The closer subequently took his first loss of the season as he allowed four runs on two hits and three walks and was immediately placed on the disabled list. An MRI would reveal the tendonitis in the same shoulder which caused the two-time All-Star to miss time during Spring Training as well as the World Baseball Classic.

Perez is expected to be reevaluated after the 5-to-7 day period where he will play catch if free of any pain or discomfort; a multi-step throwing program—potentailly including  rehabilitation starts at lower levels—would then follow. Right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano is expected to assume the closer’s role while Perez recovers.

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    At least it’s just mild!

  • mgbode

    you see what happens when he closes his twitter account. he’s lost all of his tendon endurance!

  • JNeids

    Mild thing, you make my butt…er, arm sting. I detest you!

  • Harv 21

    … but I wanna know for sure. Paging Dr. Andrews, Dr. Andrews.

  • MrCleaveland

    Ladies and Gerbils, it’s time for another exciting episode of STRAAAAAANNNNGE BUT TRUUUUUUE!!!!!

    Inflammation of the tendon is not spelled tendonitis, as one would expect, but tendinitis, for reasons that are beyond the capacity of mortal man to understand. It’s like the medical term for earwax: the noun form is spelled cerumen but the adjectival form is spelled ceruminous.

    Now get out there, nerds, and start winning bar bets.

  • mgbode

    Now if mouse in the plural should be, and is, mice,
    Then house in the plural, of course, should be hice,
    And grouse should be grice and spouse should be spice
    And by the same token should blouse become blice.

    And consider the goose with its plural of geese;
    Then a double caboose should be called a cabeese,
    And noose should be neese and moose should be meese
    And if mama’s papoose should be twins, it’s papeese.

    Then if one thing is that, while some more is called those,
    Then more than one hat, I assume, would be hose,
    And gnat would be gnose and pat would be pose,
    And likewise the plural of rat would be rose.


  • MrCleaveland

    And mg has an avatar! It’s a little hard to make out, but it looks like a father and two kids at the old Stadium.

    Well done. Eventually, we all bend to Harv’s will.

  • mgbode

    there are actually 3 kids pictured (yes, at Muni). full explanation here:

    and yeah.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Welcome to manhood I mean the party pal! (wiping a tear away)

  • Harv 21

    I try to use my power for good. So there’s that.

    (in all fairness, my relentless whining may have killed the resistance, but Garry made the head fall)

  • BuckeyeDawg

    OK. Now what did the MRI of his head show?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    his neck?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Cool story tho indeed. +1 for peer pressure!

  • matt underwood

    Too bad they didn’t examine his head too.

  • mgbode


  • mgbode

    I was out of friends, alone in the alleyway, and cornered. I had the option to go down swinging or to agree to the unreasonable and live for another day. I chose survival though now I bide my time awaiting revenge.

  • mgbode

    oh, that and I remembered I had this picture saved and it works pretty perfectly for this purpose. one or the other.