Veras to join Tribe, Lewis optioned to Columbus
The Indians will add right-hander Jose Veras to their bullpen in advance of Saturday’s game against the Reds, and Jensen Lewis will be optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
The final straw for Lewis came Friday night, when Lewis retired the side in the eighth, only to walk the first two batters he faced in the ninth.
“He’s gotten a lot of experience in a short time,” Wedge said of Lewis. “He has the heartbeat and the guts. But he needs to be more consistent controlling the baseball. He needs to drive the ball down where he’s trying to throw it more consistently.”
One move that won’t be made Saturday is the one activating infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the disabled list, where he’s been since June 3 with a sprained left shoulder joint. The Tribe had hoped to make that move, but, after watching Cabrera participate in pregame activities Friday, the Indians decided to send him back to his rehab assignment at Double-A Akron for at least one more game.
Wedge said Cabrera still has some mild soreness in his shoulder, but the hope is to have him back after one more game with the Aeros.