Chris Perez: (Shoulder) Will Miss WBC Staff

Update: Perez has a strained right shoulder and will not play in the World Baseball Classic, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Recommendation: Perez left Indians camp on Friday leaving uncertainty as to the issue that led him to being scratched from the lineup. He was supposed to pitch in the World Baseball Classic starting next week. Though still unclear, initial reports are saying he will miss 3-4 weeks and may not be ready for Opening Day. This is a situation to monitor as it gets closer. Vinnie Pestano and Matt Albers could be candidates for save opportunities if Perez misses any time in the regular season.

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