The Indians today traded right-handed reliever Saul Rivera to Arizona for cash considerations. Rivera was 2-0 with 4 saves and a 0.53 ERA (17.0IP, 9H, 2R/1ER, 7BB, 11K) in 15 apperances for the AAA Columbus Clippers so far this year. He will be added to the Diamondbacks Major League roster. He had a May 15th opt out clause in his contract where he had to be on a big league roster or he could request his release.
Right-handed reliever Josh Judy will take Rivera’s place on the Columbus roster. Judy has been limited to just 2 apperances (2.0IP, 6H, 2ER, 2K) at AA Akron as has battled right elbow inflammation since the end of spring training. Last year at AA Akron Judy went 4-3 with a 3.10 ERA & 11 saves in 36 appearances.