No matter where Indians general manager Mark Shapiro looks for bullpen help, all he seems to find is disaster. Newly acquired reliever Chris Perez fit right into the bullpen of bumpkins in his Cleveland debut. He hit the first two Chicago White Sox batters he faced, walked the bases loaded and gave up four runs in the ninth inning on a fielder's choice, RBI double, wild pitch and an RBI single.
June 29, 2009
Versatile Mark DeRosa was traded by the Indians to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night for reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named. General manager Mark Shapiro announced the deal after Cleveland's 7-3 home loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Perez is expected to join the Indians on Monday, while the team has until Sept. 1 to choose the other player from a mutually agreed upon list.
June 27, 2009