The Indians today recalled LHP Rafael Perez from Triple-A Columbus and DFA’d OF David Dellucci.
Perez has spent the last three weeks in Columbus where he went 1-0 with two saves in seven games and did not allow a run in 9.0 innings pitched. He had a 15.19 ERA in 13 games with Cleveland to start the season.
Perez has pitched well against the the Yankees in the past (2.61 ERA, .194 batting average against), which probably explains why he is back.
No word yet on the Yankees move. But if they kept Kevin Cash around as a backup and sent Francisco Cervelli back to play everyday, that would seem to make sense.