Indians’ Closer Chris Perez Out 4-6 Weeks

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Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(GOODYEAR, AZ) — Cleveland Indians’ All-Star closer Chris Perez will miss 4 to 6 weeks thanks to a strained left oblique. Perez was about 30 pitches into his first mound session of the year when he thought he felt a cramp.

Still, Perez hopes to return for opening day.

“Opening Day is not out of the question for me,” Perez said. “Four to six weeks is on the long side of when I want to be back out there. Obviously, I have to listen to my body. Now, it’s just go out and bang out my rehab.”

Perez converted 36 of his 40 save opportunities for the Indians last season.

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