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MLB News: Indians closer Chris Perez expected to return by Friday

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Perez, out since May 26 with shoulder soreness, allowed two hits and struck out one on Sunday afternoon in his first rehab appearance with Low-A Lake County. It appears that the volatile closer will have to make it through another rehabilitation appearance Tuesday (reportedly in Double-A Akron), but it sounds like he is going to be back in Cleveland by this coming weekend.

On the season, Perez is 2-1 with six saves and a 4.32 ERA in 16 2/3 innings pitched. He is currently in the midst of a drug-related investigation in which he recently plead not guilty to fourth-degree misdemeanor charges. Set-up man Vinnie Pestano will continue to serve as the fill-in closer, notching his first save of the season on Sunday in a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals.

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  • Natedawg86

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