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03/26/2008 10:42 AM ET
Mastny Optioned to Bisons
Reliever dominated IL hitters in 2006.

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The Cleveland Indians today announced that RHP Tom Mastny has been optioned to the Buffalo Bisons roster.

Mastny, 27, spent the entire 2007 in the Cleveland Indians' bullpen. He was 7-2 with a 4.68ERA in 51 games with the Tribe (57.2IP, 63H, 30R, 30ER, 32BB, 52K). His seven wins were T2nd among all American League relievers.

Mastny pitched for the Bisons in 2006, going 2-1 with a 2.61ERA in 24 games (38.0IP, 25H, 11R, 11ER, 16BB, 46K). His ERA and .184 batting average against were the lowest on the team among pitchers with at least 20.0 innings of work. He struck out 46 batters and allowed just 25 hits.

Mastny, 6-6, 225lb, was acquired by the Indians on December 14, 2004 in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays (INF John McDonald). Born in Borneo, Indonesia, he is the only Indonesian native to appear in the Major Leagues.

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Indians Major League Roster Reductions
March 10
RHP Adam Miller (Optioned)
LHP Reid Santos (Optioned)
LHP Chuck Lofgren (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
March 13
RHP Brian Slocum (Optioned)
LHP Tony Sipp (Optioned)
March 15
RHP Edward Mujica (Optioned)
C Wyatt Toregas (Optioned)
RHP Rick Bauer (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
RHP JD Martin (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
RHP Jeff Stevens (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
C/INF Chris Giminez (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
INF Jordan Brown (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
INF Beau Mills (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
OF Trevor Crowe (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
March 20
OF Brad Snyder (Optioned)
RHP Jeff Harris (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
RHP Matt Ginter (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
LHP Rich Rundles (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
C Armando Camacaro (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
C David Wallace (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
INF Danny Sandoval (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
INF Aaron Herr (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
March 24
LHP Jeremy Sowers (Optioned)
LHP Aaron Laffey (Optioned)
March 25
INF Josh Barfield (Optioned)
RHP Scott Elarton (Reassigned, Minor League Camp)
March 26
RHP Tom Mastny (Optioned)

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