|July 31 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET15:42 ET19:42 GMT3:42 CST12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST3:12 PM VEN23:42 UAE2:42 PM CT-The Indians officially optioned reliever Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Columbus to make room for newly acquired left-hander Marc Rzepczynski. Pestano was told of the demotion following Tuesday's win over Chicago. The right-hander was emotional and seemed stunned as he packed his bags and said goodbye to teammates, some of whom were also shocked that he was being sent down.
Analysis: Pestano has struggled this season. He spent time on the disabled list with an elbow injury and has posted a 4.05 ERA. He filled in as Cleveland's closer when Chris Perez was on the DL, but Pestano was not his usually reliable self. Last year, Pestano had a 2.57 ERA in 70 games and was second in the AL with 36 holds.
|May 6 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 CST3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-The Cleveland Indians have activated right-hander Vinnie Pestano, the team's top setup man, from the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Pestano went on the DL with a sore right elbow on May 1. He hasn't pitched for the Indians since April 28 against Kansas City. Pestano, who pitched a scoreless inning on a rehab assignment for Class A Lake County on Wednesday, has no record with a 2.25 ERA in eight appearances for Cleveland.