CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians are just days away from the annual MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN, and today made a roster move that for now fills the 40-man roster.
The team re-instated left handed relief pitcher Nick Hagadone to the 40-man roster. Hagadone was on the minor league disqualified list after he had to have surgery on his left forearm.
The injury took place after a game vs the Rays on July 6th, when after another poor outing, Hagadone injured himself after being pulled out of the game. The injury required a metal screw to be inserted.
Last season the former first-round pick of the Red Sox in 2007 went 1-0 with a 6.39 ERA in 27 outings with the Indians. He allowed 18 runs on 26 hits in 25.1 innings.
The team in bringing Hagadone back to the roster, announced they have designated lefty pitcher Rafael Perez for assignment.
Last season the 30-year-old appeared in just eight games for the Indians, going 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA. He spent most of the season battling issues with his shoulder.
In late September he underwent an arthroscopic debridement of the back of his left shoulder joint. His last outing with the Indians was back on April 25th.