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Indians closer Chris Perez investigated for drug possession

Aaron Gleeman

Jun 5, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

Indians closer Chris Perez, who’s currently on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, is being investigated for drug possession in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River, according to Zack Meisel of

No further details are available yet, but Indians general manager Chris Antonetti issued the following statement:

Earlier this morning we were made aware of a situation involving Chris Perez that occurred yesterday in Rocky River. We have talked with Chris and are currently in the process of gathering additional information.

In addition to his shoulder injury Perez recently made headlines for deleting his Twitter account in response to negative interactions following poor appearances for the Indians. Before going on the disabled list he had a 4.32 ERA and 18/10 K/BB ratio in 16.2 innings, serving up four homers and a .492 slugging percentage while blowing two of his eight save chances.

UPDATE: Jordan Bastian of reports that no arrest has been made yet and it’s an ongoing investigation, which is why police have yet to comment.

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