CLEVELAND (AP) Indians closer Chris Perez will throw at least one more bullpen session and may make another rehab appearance in the minor leagues before coming off the disabled list.
Perez, who has been sidelined with a strained rotator cuff since May 27, had expected to be activated on Friday. But following a shaky outing on Tuesday at Double-A Akron, the Indians won't rush him back.
Manager Terry Francona said Perez's mechanics were off when he allowed five earned runs - three homers - in a one-inning stint against Trenton. In one three-pitch sequence, he gave up a home run, hit a batter and then allowed another homer. Perez also recorded two strikeouts in his second rehab outing.