Indians setup man Vinnie Pestano is back from the disabled list after missing the past two weeks with elbow tendinitis.
Pestano was his usual excellent self before going on the DL and the underrated right-hander with a 2.48 career ERA rejoins an Indians bullpen that ranks third among AL teams with a 3.03 ERA.
He’ll resume working as the primary setup man for closer Chris Perez, who’s converted 6-of-7 save chances with a 0.69 ERA in 13 innings.
The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.
Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.
Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.