Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez put a damper on another nice win for the Tribe when he went off on the local support for the team in the locker room following Cleveland's win over Miami on Saturday.
Perez was impressive with three strikeouts to log his 13th save but he then threw some heat at the fans, saying the lack of support hurts the team and their chances to land free agents. According to Nick Camino's Twitter feed this morning, Perez is dealing with the aftermath of his comments, meeting with Mark Shapiro but not really backing down from his comments in a radio interview.
#Indians closer Chris Perez was called in to meet with Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti this morning. Said he was not forced to talk though.— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) May 20, 2012
#Indians closer Chris Perez said he has talked with former players and other players with other teams who have spoken negative about CLE.— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) May 20, 2012
Chris Perez: "I'm here to win. I want to win here. I care. ... We want to win. But right now, we're winning for ourselves, basically."— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) May 20, 2012
It should be interesting to see what kind of reaction Perez receives at Progressive Field the next time he takes the mound.