Indians closer Chris Perez keeping quiet
Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez earned is career-high 37th save Tuesday in a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox but was not in much of a mood to talk about it.
Perez has not had much to talk about with the Indians struggling. Tuesday marked his first save opportunity since Sept. 13.
The lack of opportunities have kept Perez from being the focal point after games and he has also kept a low profile since criticizing Indians ownership and the front office in a story in early September.
After Tuesday’s win, Perez’s was short with reporters and his only expanded answer came when he discussed set-up man Vinnie Pestano, who rebounded after allowing a game-winning three-run homer to Adam Dunn on Monday.
Perez’s short answers included, “I could care less. I’d rather be playing for something,” when asked about player a spoiler to the White Sox , to “”I’m not,” when asked if he was starting to think about next year and what you can build on?
When a reporter asked what he thought the team has learned from this year, Perez kept his thoughts to himself, saying “No comment. I have opinions, but I’m not going to say them right now.”
Perez did tell reporters that, “It will be a fun last couple of days of the season when I’m allowed to talk again.”
The season ends Oct. 3.