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05/19/08 6:40 PM ET

Cleveland claims relief pitcher

Perez added on waiver claim from White Sox

CLEVELAND -- The Indians filled their 40-man roster with a waiver claim on Monday.

Right-handed reliever Oneli Perez was claimed from the White Sox and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Perez, who turns 25 next week, was 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA in 14 appearances for Triple-A Charlotte. Last season, he was 6-2 with a 2.10 ERA and 16 saves in 59 appearances out of the bullpen at Double-A Birmingham.

The Indians had an opening on their roster after outfielder Jason Tyner was designated for assignment last week.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.