Indians' Perez wants to stay in Cleveland
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians closer Chris Perez says he wants to stay in Cleveland, even after chastising local fans for not attending games.
Perez says he's unhappy, but doesn't want out. He is 0-1 with 13 saves for the AL Central leaders.
Perez said Tuesday that he's done with his criticism. But he took a backhanded swipe at the town's infatuation with the football Browns during spring activities, rather than the Indians.
"I could care less who is taking snaps at Browns quarterback," Perez said. "The shame of it is it takes my comments to get national attention for our team."
Perez said feedback was "overall positive" to his comments. He produced two cards written to him by season ticket holders thanking him for "saying what we've been saying for years."