After leaving Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox midway through the 9th inning due to soreness in his shoulder, the Cleveland Indians have placed closer Chris Perez on the disabled list. He allowed four runs on a pair of hits and three walks before coming out of the game Sunday, his first loss of the season. The team has recalled Nick Hagadone from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster.
Perez hasn’t been having a stellar season thus far. He’s posted career highs in WHIP (1.500), ERA (4.32), and BB/9 (5.4) in just 16.2 IP on the year. He has saved six games, but the two-time All Star hasn’t been the reliable option that the Indians have counted on for the past few seasons. This is the first trip to the disabled list in his career. He’s expected to undergo an MRI exam sometime Monday to determine the extent of the injury. Vinnie Pestano will likely step into the closer’s role while Perez is sidelined.
Hagadone will be making his third stint with the Indians on the year. The left-hander has made 13 appearances, posting a 7.20 ERA and 1.700 WHIP across 10.0 IP.