Indians option Pestano, recall Lee and Bauer
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed pitcher Chen-Chang Lee from Triple-A Columbus and have optioned right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano to Columbus. They have also recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer from Columbus for today’s doubleheader against the San Diego Padres.
Lee, 27, will be making his second stint at the Major League level in 2014, spending one day with the club on April 2 as the “26th man”. He has made two relief appearances for Columbus thus far, going 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA (2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K, .100 AVG).
Pestano posted a 13.50 ERA in three relief appearances for Cleveland (2.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R/4ER, 1 BB, 4 K) after opening the season on the Major League roster.
Bauer, 23, has made one start for the Clippers since his March 24 option out of spring training, going 6.0 innings on April 4 vs. Indianapolis in Huntington Park (ND, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 9 K, .100 AVG). Trevor will start Game 2 of today’s doubleheader vs. San Diego and will be optioned back to Columbus after the game.