Chris Perez hopes to be back for Indians' opener
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Cleveland All-Star closer Chris Perez hopes to recover from a shoulder injury in time for the Indians' April 2 opener at Toronto.
Perez was diagnosed Friday with a strained muscle in his right shoulder, an injury that could sideline him for a month.
Perez pitched an inning Tuesday during a 4-1 loss to Kansas City and felt pain in the shoulder Thursday. The right-hander said the injury is not as serious as the strain he suffered last spring to a muscle on his left side in his first bullpen session on Feb 23.