Rafael Perez is gone again
When the Indians officially activate Aaron Laffey off the DL to make Wednesday’s start in Chicago, they’ll option left-hander Rafael Perez back to Triple-A Columbus.
Perez is 1-2 with an 8.88 ERA on the season. He had a 3.95 ERA since his recall from Columbus on May 29. His telltale moment of the season was allowing the game-winning grand slam to Prince Fielder in the Brewers’ comeback win over the Tribe on June 15.
In somewhat-related news, the Indians’ starter for Sunday’s first half finale is TBD. I say this is related because it appears likely that Jeremy Sowers is either headed to the bullpen or Triple-A (bullpen seems more likely). It’s conceivable that Tomo Ohka could take that last start before the break.