Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is currently under police investigation for a mysterious package that was delivered to his condo. The package reportedly contains a significant amount of marijuana, which could come as a slight embarrassment for the Indians organization.
“Earlier this morning we were made aware of a situation involving Chris Perez that occurred yesterday in Rocky River,” Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said, according to Indians.com. “We have talked with Chris and are currently in the process of gathering additional information. We will not have any additional comment at this time.”
The 27-year-old has not appeared in a game since May 26 when he recorded his first loss of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. Perez surrendered four earned runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning in the 6-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
It was revealed that discomfort in his throwing shoulder led to the dismal performance. Cleveland was forced to place him on the 15-day disabled list so that he could get some much needed rest. Obviously, there appears to be bigger issues than his arm now.
As of right now, no arrest has been made against Perez. However, if the reports are true an arrest is expected at some point on Wednesday.
Perez has played a big role in Cleveland’s success this season, even if he has posted a 4.32 earned run average in 16 2/3 innings. The good side of the coin is that he has struck out 18 batters and converted six saves in eight opportunities.