Mastny, Lewis Optioned: Bauer, Slocum UpAs expected, Tom Mastny and Jensen Lewis have been optioned to Triple A Buffalo.
To take their spots on the roster, the Indians called up Brian Slocum who is on the 40 man roster already.
They also purchased the contract of Rick Bauer, who closed out 15 games for the Bisons this season. Bauer pitched with both Texas and Baltimore in his career. This fills the 40 man roster spot left by Jorge Julio who is still in limbo.
Bauer should be a nice veteran type arm for this pen right now. He should stay for awhile, while Slocum is probably just a warm body unless he does something unexpected.