Indians Send Reliever Pestano To AAA Columbus

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CBS Cleveland

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The nightmare season for former Indians setup man Vinnie Pestano has taken another downward turn.

Pestano, who went from 8th inning setup man to just another arm in the pen, has been demoted to AAA Columbus. The demotion took place after the Indians comeback 7-4 win Tuesday night over the White Sox at Progressive Field.

The move to send Pestano to Columbus took place so the team could add new lefty Marc Rzepczynski, who was acquired on Tuesday from the Cardinals, to the 25-man roster.

When the team first acquired Rzepczynski, the club designated right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

It’s been a frustrating season for Pestano, who is just 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA and six saves in…

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