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Indians put closer Perez on bereavement list


CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cleveland Indians put closer Chris Perez on the bereavement list for the start of their weekend series against the intrastate rival Cincinnati Reds.

Perez went to Florida following the death of his grandmother. He's 19 of 20 in save opportunities, having converted his last 13 in a row. The Indians expect him back for the final game of the series on Sunday.

The Indians called up right-hander Josh Judy from Triple-A Columbus. Judy was 2-2 with 12 saves and a 3.30 ERA in 27 appearances for Columbus. He was with the Indians from May 21-25 and made his debut against the Reds, pitching one scoreless inning before being sent back to the minors.

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