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Rafael Perez, Jimenez done for the season

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 26, 2012
  Rafael Perez underwent surgey to his left shoulder today, and Ubaldo Jimenez' season came to an and because if an ankle injury.
 “”Rafael underwent surgery to debride his left shoulder,’’ Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff said. “”Dr. Craig Morgan cleaned out the back aspect of the joint. It was a 30-minute procedure. Rafee can initiate a throwing program in two months and is expected to be ready for spring training.’’
  Perez made only eight relief appearances this year, giving up three earned runs in 7 2/3 innings. He went on the disabled list in April with what was initially described as a strained left lat.
  After many false starts, Perez suffered periodic setbacks, including a sprained ankle to complicate the recovery process.
  “”There was a time three or four outings before the ankle injury that he seemed to be approaching normal form,’’ Soloff said. “”But that period of inactivity seemed to ramp up more symptoms when he tried to come back.’’
   Jimenez was examined by Dr. Brian Donley of the Cleveland Clinic.
  “”Ubaldo complained of symptoms in his last two starts,’’ Soloff said. “”It affected the way he pushed off the mound, but the prognosis is excellent. It’s a minor issue.’’
  Manager Manny Acta said that Jeanmar Gomez will take Jimenez’s start Saturday against the Royals, and either Zach McAllister or Corey Kluber will start Sunday.

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