Indians Release Perez, Ink Giambi

Nov 1, 2013

The Cleveland Indians have released closer Chris Perez.

The two-time All-Star lost his job in the final week of the season. He was arrested in June after drug agents followed a package containing marijuana to his home. Perez also famously criticized Indians fansĀ in the 2012Ā season. The Indians also resigned designated hitter Jason Giambi to a minor-league contract. Giambi had several crucial pinch-hit homers down the stretch last season.