July 29, 2014

MLB Report: Indians’ closer Chris Perez fined for tweet

According to this report by Paul Hoynes, Cleveland closer Chris Perez has been fined by MLB for a tweet sent after Saturday’s melees with the Royals-

“MLB fines Tribe closer Chris Perez for Tweet about Royals following Sat’s melee at Kauffman Stadium. Said he “crossed the line.” #Indians.”

Here is the tweet in question-

The amount of the fine was not disclosed.

UPDATE: Jordan Bastian reports the fine was $750.

[Related: Tribe Weekend Wrapup: The Offense is Alive]

  • http://twitter.com/AppleSautts Tyler Sautters

    I guess the last part might have been a little too much, but I didn’t think it was that bad.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Andrew Schnitkey

    LOL, I love Chris Perez.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Pure Rage speaking about the unspoken rule… I doubt MLB hates the rule, but they know they have to enforce it as a matter of public perception (and I’m sure they don’t mind making a little coin on the side).

  • Natedawg86

    Should have said “eye for an eye” haha fine that one

  • Kildawg

    Yeah, it’s the last sentence that got him fined. Apparently getting even with Twitter is fine-worthy now. Did Goodell become co-commissioner of MLB as well?

  • mgbode

    considering where Moustakas got hit, perhaps “turn the other cheek” would be more appropriate?

  • https://twitter.com/jimkanicki jimkanicki

    plumbing new depths of stupidity.
    not to be stopped, he followed up with another classic (attached).  
    i submit ricky vaughn would have be able to spell two of the three words correctly.

  • Harv 21

    Maybe I’m just glass half full kinda guy, Jim, but I was admiring his use of a semi-colon. In a tweet, yet. That should be worth a couple hundred dollar discount on the fine. For setting literacy standards and whatnot.