On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, the Cleveland Indians announced they have promoted four pitchers from Triple-A Columbus to join the big league team.
Right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco, right-handed pitcher C.C. Lee, right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano, and right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin will all join the Indians as they fight to earn a playoff spot and win their first World Series since 1948.
Carrasco rejoins the roster after he was optioned on Saturday, August 31, when outfielder Jason Kubel was added to the roster via trade. Once a starter, Carrasco has been solid in relief appearances for the Tribe throughout the month of August.
Lee spent the first two months of the season recovering from a June 2012 right elbow reconstruction. He has had a strong season in relief at Triple-A Columbus and also pitched well for the Indians earlier this year after making his major league debut on July 14 against the Kansas City Royals.
Pestano started the season with the Indians but was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on July 30 after struggling with his command. In Columbus he posted an era of 3.29 with 13 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched.
Tomlin spent the majority of the 2013 season rehabbing from an August 2012 right elbow reconstruction. He was activated on August 24 and has been solid in minor league outings.
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