Closer Chris Perez has been fined $750 for a "reckless" message on his Twitter account after a benches-clearing incident in KC. I must say, I have never heard of "reckless tweeting" and it gave me a chuckle.
After pitchers for the Indians and Royals hit batters, touching off two benches-clearing incidents last Saturday, Perez posted a message on his account that said: "Huge team win tonight; time for a sweep to tell the Royals it's not "Our Time", it's (hash)TribeTime. P.S. You hit us, we hit you. Period."
On Wednesday, Perez received a fine from major league baseball's Joe Garagiola Jr., who told Perez he "demonstrated a reckless disregard for the safety of the players on both clubs." Perez told the team's website that he's "not going to change the way I tweet." Perez said doesn't think he broke any rules. Perez earned his fourth save Thursday for the Indians, who open a three-game series in Oakland on Friday.