Pestano placed on DL, Hagadone recalled
May 6, 2013
The Cleveland Indians announced that the club has placed right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis. To take Pestano's place on the 25-man roster, the Indians have recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus.
Hagadone, 27, has made eight relief appearances for Cleveland this season, posting no record and a 2.45 ERA (2 ER, 7.1 IP) during his first stint with the Indians from April 12-30. He was optioned to Columbus following his last outing for the Tribe on April 30 vs. Philadelphia (1.0 IP, 2 BB). Hagadone has also tossed 4.0 scoreless frames across four relief appearances for the Clippers.
Pestano, 28, has made eight relief appearances for Cleveland, posting no record and a 2.25 ERA (2 ER, 8.0 IP). His last appearance came in game two of the Indians' April 28 doubleheader on April 28 at Kansas City (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB).
Pestano will be eligible to be activated on May 16. Hagadone's recall falls within a 10-day period of his most recent active date on the Major League 25-man roster (April 30), but MLB rules stipulate that Pestano's DL placement must be back-dated to May 1, or the day after Hagadone's option to Columbus.
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