Perez returns, Dellucci designated
The David Dellucci era is over.
Dellucci, signed to a three-year contract before the 2007 season to be a platoon outfielder, was designated by assignment by the Indians on Friday, as the club recalled left-handed reliever Rafael Perez from Triple-A Columbus.
Perez, once a dominant setup man, struggled at the outset of the season and had to go to Columbus to refine his slider and regain his confidence. If the numbers are any indication, he’s done so. Perez threw nine scoreless innings for the Clippers, going 1-0 with a pair of saves.