28-year old righty closer Chris Perez rarely has a one-two-three inning for the Cleveland Indians. He has pitched in 49 games (0 starts) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 5-3 with 23 saves, a 3.62 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Perez has given up 47 hits (8 homers) and 19 walks while whiffing 46 batters in his first 49 1/3 innings so far this year. Perez has now pitched in 269 games (0 starts) in his first five years with the Indians and he is 11-17 with 122 saves, a 3.18 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Perez is currently #3 in career saves (122) for the Indians and he is seven behind Doug Jones (129) and 17 behind Bob Wickman (139). I don’t see Perez passing up Wickman, because I think he is going to get traded this winter. In the meantime, the Indians really need Perez to pitch well the rest of the way in 2013.