Holmes Beach resident Chris Perez had a rough first outing with the Cleveland Indians.
Perez was touched for four runs and two hits in 2/3 of an inning during a 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday. Perez also hit a pair of batters and walked one.
An IMG graduate, Perez was acquired by the Indians on Saturday in a trade that sent Mark DeRosa to the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cardinals selected Perez with the 42nd pick of the 2006 draft. He went 3-3 with seven saves last season with St. Louis, and was 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA in 29 games this season before the trade.