Indians manager Terry Francona says he did not consider leaving struggling closer Chris Perez off the wild-card roster.
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - The former homeowner of the Rocky River home being rented by Cleveland Indians reliever Chris Perez has a long history of drug arrests and convictions.
Raymond George, 61, was involved in two federal drug investigations since 2010 and has a prior criminal record of drug arrests.
Perez is currently renting the house.
Federal court records show George was the target of a federal probe into drugs being transported from California to Ohio in 2011. Undercover tape recordings reveal George discussed transporting the drugs "in vehicles with hidden compartments."
He also assured another a confidential source that the he "could get other stuff (cocaine or ecstasy)."
Neighbors in the Rocky River neighborhood where Perez is now renting said they remember FBI agents raiding the home on several occasions in the years before Perez moved in.
Rocky River police and U.S. Postal Service Inspectors watched Tuesday as a package containing marijuana was delivered to the home were Perez lives.
Neighbors suspect the marijuana may have been meant for someone other than Perez or his family -- given the history of the home.
Chris Perez Coverage
The wife of Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez, Melanie Perez changed her plea from not guilty to no contest Tuesday in Rocky River Municipal Court to one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez has been found guilty of a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance in Rocky River Municipal Court Tuesday morning.
Indians pitcher Chris Perez will next appear in court in September.
Indians closer Chris Perez and first baseman Nick Swisher have moved closer to returning from shoulder injuries.
Indians closer Chris Perez will throw at least one more bullpen session and may make another rehab appearance in the minor leagues before coming off the disabled list.
Indians closer Chris Perez had his court appearance on drug charges moved to next month.
Chris Perez gives up 5 runs, 3 homers in rehab stint in Akron.
Chris Perez and Blake Wood are scheduled to pitch for the Akron Aeros Tuesday night.
Cleveland Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez and his wife have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor possession after marijuana was mailed to their home in their dog's name.