Indians recall Pestano, option McAllister to Columbus
Pestano, 29, has spent most of the 2014 season at Triple-A Columbus, going 2-3 with a 1.78 ERA in 25 relief appearances for the Clippers (25.1IP, 18H, 7R/5ER, 7BB, 32K, .198AVG). He has not allowed a run over his last 13 appearances with the Clippers (13.0IP, 7H, 2BB, 12K) dating back to May 18. He has held right-handed hitters to a .125 (7-56) average against during his time in Columbus and limited batters to a .175 (7-40) mark with runners on base. He opened the season with Cleveland before being optioned to Columbus on April 9, appearing in 3 games (2.2 IP, 8H, 6R/4ER).
After a rainout on Wednesday and with two off days this coming week on Monday and Thursday the Indians have no need for a fifth starter until July 1st. That date is more than 10 days away so the Indians can go with a four-man rotation and nine-man bullpen until then and be allowed to recall McAllister in time to make that start on July 1 in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. In the meantime McAllister will go to Columbus and should make two starts there, starting with the first one on Friday or Saturday in order to have him in line for that recall to Cleveland on July 1.