Todd called up, Veras designated
Following tonight’s game, the Indians informed right-hander Jose Veras he has been designated for assignment to make room for right-hander Jess Todd, who will be promoted from Triple-A Columbus tomorrow.
Todd was the player to be named in the Mark DeRosa trade with the Cardinals. He made three appearances for Columbus since his acquisition on July 26, tossing four shutout innings and allowing just one hit with seven strikeouts.
In 44 appearances this season between Memphis and Columbus, Todd is a combined 4-2 with a 2.04 ERA. He has 66 strikeouts and just 13 walks in 53 innings. This will be Todd’s second stint in the Major Leagues this season. He made one appearance with the Cards earlier this year.
Veras was acquired June 24 in a cash deal with the Yankees, who had also designated him for assignment. Veras made 12 appearances with the Tribe, compiling a 7.62 ERA. In his final appearance Saturday, he balked home what turned out to be the winning run in the Tribe’s extra-innings loss to the Tigers.