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MLB Star Chris Perez

Sorry for Cussing Out Fan

8/20/2012 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez sincerely regrets verbally blasting an Oakland A's fan before the game yesterday ... this according to a team rep who tells us the GM has already spoken with Chris about the incident.

In case you missed it ... Perez -- a 2-time MLB All-Star -- snapped on an A's fan who had been taunting him about being a crappy relief pitcher. Among Perez's comebacks -- "you piece of sh*t ... get your d*ck out of your mouth."

Now, a rep for the Indians tells us the General Manager, Chris Antonetti, has already spoken with Chris and discussed the situation in full.

After the conversation, the team believes "Chris certainly regrets what he did."

We also spoke with a rep for Major League Baseball who told us the office is aware of the video and insists the incident is "currently under review."

MLB adds, "When unfortunate situations arise, we always investigate the circumstances to the best of our abilities and evaluate whether disciplinary measures are appropriate."

The Indians are scheduled to play Seattle tonight -- and the team rep tells us Perez is currently expected to play if needed.

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28 COMMENTS

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CoconutScrimp    

I saw the video on YouTube and the guy in the video was heckling Chris.

Chris should maybe control his temper and not let idiot fans get the best of him, but he isn't totally at fault here.

797 days ago
17.

lookItsMegRyan    

I thought he only berated Indians fans.

797 days ago
18.

Phil    

He needs to appear on Charlie Sheen's Anger Management.

797 days ago
19.

tucker    

Shouldn't someone in the big leagues be used to hecklers? He must have had a fight with the wife that day or something.

797 days ago
20.

joecrabs    

It's a shame that a guy gets called all kinds of names, then responds, then he is the one having to apologize. Just more of the pussification of America.

797 days ago
21.

Miki    

If more player stood their ground, maybe it would shut some of these loud mouths up.

796 days ago
22.

Jenn    

He's a freaking relief pitcher who makes over 4 million a year and works about half an hour of game time a week. Fans heckle to try to break players' (especially pitchers') concentration all the time. Looks like it worked in this case!

796 days ago
23.

Brad    

This Oakland fan I have seen multiple times there - he and the buddy who is taping it are the class-less ones - they bother everyone including other fans - they are the classless fans that ruin it for everyone

796 days ago
24.

Joe    

Perez, you moron. You're not sorry for what you said, you're sorry you're catching crap for it.

796 days ago
25.

catcher14    

The video was reuploaded to youtube ''

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jinvhRG24s

796 days ago
26.

catcher14    

sorry for the spam reposts lol. computer mess up.

796 days ago
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