Reyes, Donnelly coming up; Ginter to DL, Mastny optioned
Starter Anthony Reyes and reliever Brendan Donnelly will join the Tribe in Toronto on Friday. Reyes, brought into the organization in a trade with the Cardinals on July 26, will be called up from Triple-A Buffalo and will make Friday's start.
Donnelly, signed to a Minor League deal so that he could rehab after Tommy John surgery in the organization, will have his contract purchased from Buffalo.
To make room for the pair of pitchers, the Indians will place Matt Ginter on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain and option reliever Tom Mastny to Buffalo.
The Indians acquired Reyes in the hope that he could put his struggles in the St. Louis rotation and bullpen behind him and help out their rotation going forward. Thus far, he's responded at Buffalo with a 2-0 record and 2.77 ERA in two starts.
Reyes, 26, was once considered the Cards' top prospect, and he won Game 1 of the 2006 World Series.
Donnelly is a former All-Star reliever with the Angels. He had a 1.58 ERA in 2003, serving as the setup man to Troy Percival.
After rehabbing in Winter Haven, Fla., for several months, Donnelly made two appearances at Class A Kinston and six at Buffalo. With the Bisons, he went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA, striking out five and walking one in six innings.
While the Indians have no contractual claim to the 37-year-old Donnelly beyond this season, they want to get a look at him to know if he is worth pursuing for 2009.