In another argument for the designated hitter, the Indians have placed starter Fausto Carmona on the 15-day disabled list after he suffered a strained right quadriceps muscle running to first base. The counterargument, and mine, would be that if you can't run 90 feet, you shouldn't be eligible to make the minimum salary and be able to call yourself a professional athlete -- but those AL types will talk about the DH and all that.
The team activated closer Chris Perez from the bereavement list to take Carmona's place not he roster.
Carmona is 4-10 with a 5.78 ERA in 18 starts this season.
Perez has 19 saves and a 2.37 ERA. Perez went on the bereavement list on Thursday to be with his family after the passing of his maternal grandmother. Vinnie Pestano picked up his first save in Perez's absence on Saturday.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.