Major League Baseball's trading dedaline may have ended a week ago, but the Indians continued to dump salary Friday by sending veteran starting pitcher Carl Pavano to the Minnesota Twins for the ever popular player to be named.
The Indians have until Sept. 15th to pick a Twins player to their liking - likely to be another young minor leaguer they can add to what the club has deemed its plan of "infusing young talent" into the system.
Below is some of the Indians official release, but check back in a little while to read Indians beat writer Sheldon Ocker's take on the trade. The Indians completed a trade with the Twins this afternoon, sending RHP Carl Pavano to Minnesota in exchange for a player to be named.
The Indians will receive this player on or before September 15.
Taking Pavano’s spot on the Tribe's 25-man roster is LHP and reliever Rafael Perez, who was recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
Perez will begin his third stint with the Indians this season after going 1-0 with three saves and a 0.83 ERA in 16 appearances with the Clippers.
Since Perez's last option on July 8th, he has recorded one save and posted a 1.42 ERA in nine appearances with the Clippers.
Perez, who began the season on the Indians roster, is 1-2 with a 8.88 ERA in 31 appearances.
In 21 starts for the Tribe this season, Pavano went 9-8 with a 5.37 ERA after a signing a one-year Major League free agent contract January 6th.