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Perez on Wild Card roster

Perez on Wild Card roster

(Cleveland) - Indians manager Terry Francona still has some faith in Chris Perez.

Despite being demoted from closer last Friday, Perez is on the roster for tonight's Wild Card game at Progressive Field. 

Perez allowed four runs and four hits in last Thursday's 6-5 win over Minnesota, retiring just two batters. He was 25 saves in 30 chances but has a 7.52 ERA since Aug. 1, raising his season average to 4.33

"We want to get him back to helping us, because he's got a bunch of saves. You don't just give up on that," Manager Terry Francona said. "He says he's completely healthy. He's just not locating."

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