The Indians acquired right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino from Minnesota to complete the August 7th trade that sent veteran right-hander Carl Pavano to the Twins.
The 25-year-old Pino has played at both Double-A New Britain and Triple-A Rochester this season, going 7-3 w/a 3.03 ERA in 40 games spanning 12 starts.
Pino began the season at New Britain (5-1, 3.19ERA) before being sent to Rochester July 20 (2-2, 2.82 ERA). The 6-foot-2, 190-pound native of Venezuela owns a career minor league record of 53-22 with a 2.86 ERA in 161 games since signing with the Twins as a non-drafted free agent in May 2004.
The Indians have asked Pino to report to Columbus to start for the Clippers Tuesday.