Herges to Cleveland/ Perez to Columbus
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have purchased the contract of RHP MATT HERGES from AAA Buffalo. To allow room on the Major League roster for Herges, the Indians have optioned LHP RAFAEL PEREZ to AAA Columbus. To create room on the 40-man roster for Herges, the Indians released RHP JUAN SALAS.
Herges, 39, was assigned to AAA Columbus on April 4 and so far this season with the Clippers he is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 4 saves in 11 appearances (10.0IP, 12H, 6R/ER, 5BB, 7K). He was invited to Major League camp this spring after signing a minor league free agent contract in January and posted a mark of 0-0 w/a save and a 5.63 ERA in 8 exhibition outings (8.0IP, 10H, 6R/5ER, 4BB, 9K, .286AVG). Matt owns a career Major League record of 40-34 with a 3.94 ERA and 34 saves in 537 career appearances (656.1IP, 701H, 287ER, 447K). He wears #40.
Perez made 13 appearances this year for the Indians going 0-1 with a 15.19 ERA (10.2IP, 19H, 18R/ER, 9BB, 5K).
In addition, the Clippers have activated RHP Greg Aquino from the disabled list. Aquino has been disabled since April 23rd with a sore elbow.