On Sunday, Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez got into a verbal argument with a fan in Oakland. Perez commented on the incident for the first time on Monday, saying the only thing he regrets is that the shouting match was caught on video.
"He's been wearing me out for four [seasons]," Perez said, according to MLB.com. "I had enough. I'm not even playing a game. I'm shagging [fly balls]. I can understand if it's during the game. That's part of the game and stuff, and it wasn't just a random guy that I pointed him out and went over."
Perez continued on, pointing out that this was more than an isolated incident.
"It was the same guy. Four [seasons], just on me, on me, about everything. I get that some of it's playful and everything, but some of the stuff is not playful."
While Perez said he doesn't regret the argument, the team may not have shared that sentiment. Indians manager Manny Acta said he discussed the argument with Perez.
"We spoke to Chris," Acta said. "He knows what went on there and he's going to handle it better going forward. He obviously was set up, as everybody saw. He'll learn from it."
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