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Perdomo Traded To Cardinals

July 26, 2008
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The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired RHP ANTHONY REYES from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for RHP LUIS PERDOMO.

Reyes, 26, has split the 2008 season between the St. Louis bullpen and AAA Memphis rotation. He was on the Cardinals’ opening day roster and posted a mark of 2-1 w/a save and a 4.91 ERA in 10 relief outings (14.2IP, 16H, 8R/ER, 2HR, 3BB, 10K), recoding scoreless outings in 6 of 10 appearances. The Whittier, CA native was on the Major League disabled list from June 16-July 5 with a right elbow sprain. Between his 2 stints in St. Louis and the DL he has gone 2-3 w/a 3.25 ERA in 11 starts for Memphis (52.2IP, 51H, 19ER, 4HR, 21BB, 47K) and has limited AAA hitters to a .250 (51-195) average against.

Reyes has pitched his entire pro career in the Cardinals organization after he was selected in the 15th round of the 2003 draft out of the University of California. He has appeared at the big league level over each of the last 4 seasons since 2005 w/St. Louis and owns a career Major League ERA of 5.38 in 53 games/38 starts (10-24 record, 220.2IP, 214H, 132ER, 168K). He started and won Game 1 of the 2006 World Series at Detroit for the eventual World Champions (8.0+IP, 4H, 2R, 1BB, 4K). His minor league career record is 18-12 w/a 3.23 ERA in 71 starts (409.0IP, 347H, 147ER, 435K), including a career Triple A ERA of 3.17 (53GS, 304.0IP, 253H, 107ER, 77BB, 298K, 3.9 K/BB ratio). He was the Top Pitching prospect in the St. Louis system and among the Top 100 Overall Minor League Prospects according to Baseball America entering both the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

Perdomo, 24, is currently on the AA Akron roster where he has appeared in 9 games in relief (2-0, 3.52ERA, 9G, 15.1IP, 12H, 6ER). He began the year at A Kinston.

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