The corresponding move to that one is expected to come Friday, when right-hander Joe Smith will be activated from the disabled list. Smith has been out since the start of the season because of a strained abdominal muscle.
When healthy, Smith not only brings dependable production to the bullpen, but also a different look. Smith's side-arm delivery is a nice change of pace from the other relievers in the Indians' bullpen.
Herrmann, who has yet to spend a full season in the major leagues, is still a work in progress. He appeared in four games and had an 8.31 ERA.
Smith joins an Indians bullpen that has been very solid the first two weeks of the season.
The two Perezes, Sipp and Pestano have a combined 0.00 ERA. In a combined 21 innings over 21 appearances they have allowed no earned runs on five hits. Opposing batters are hitting a combined .072 vs. those four relievers.
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