According to T.J. Zuppe at ESPN Cleveland, Chris Perez will not be traded at the deadline.
Source tells ESPN Cleveland that #Indians closer Chris Perez will not be moved at the deadline.
— T.J. Zuppe (@TJZuppe) July 30, 2012
Perez has been a lightning rod for controversy all season weighing in on attendance and even the Cleveland Browns. As the Indians sit in no man’s land in the standings many fans clearly moved them from the buyer column to the seller column. Maybe that isn’t the case, although there are still more than four hours to go until the deadline.
Maybe all this standing pat will lead to the Indians being buyers this off-season when Hafner’s contract comes off the books along with the one-year Sizemore deal.