The Indians have designated 30-year old lefty reliever Rafael Perez for assignment. Perez pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Indians last year and he was 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. He pitched in 338 games (0 starts) in his seven years with the Indians and he was 21-12 with 3 saves, a 3.64 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. The Indians hope that Nick Hagadone will step up to replace Perez in the bullpen in 2013.
UPDATE: (12/1/2012) – The Indians have decided not to tender a contract for 2013 to Rafael Perez, making him a free agent.