Perez placed on DL, Lee activated in Lake County
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have placed right-handed pitcher Chris Perez on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness and recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus.
Perez left Sunday's game in Boston in the 9th inning with a right shoulder injury and begins his first career stint on the major league DL. So far this year he is 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA in 17 relief appearances (16.2 IP, 15 H, 9 R/8ER, 10 BB, 18 K). He will have an MRI and exam today in Cleveland.
Hagadone begins his third stint with Cleveland and has posted an ERA of 7.20 with the Indians in 13 relief outings (10.0 IP, 7 H, 9 R/8ER, 9 BB, 12 K). With Columbus he is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in 7 games, all in relief (9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 9 BB, 18 K, .156 avg). Triple-A left-handed hitters are 0-for-9 off him with 7 strikeouts and batters are 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.
In the good news department, the Indians have activated right-handed reliever Chen-Chang Lee and assigned him to Low-A Lake County. He is on a rehab assignment in his return from Tommy John surgery and if he proves healthy should quickly move up to Triple-A Columbus.
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