Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 5/13/12

After today’s 12-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Dan Wheeler was designated for assignment, clearing a spot on the club’s 25-man roster.

Wheeler entered today’s game in the seventh inning, trailing 6-1.  He proceeded to allow six runs in just one inning , cementing the loss for the Tribe.

When asked if the Indians had given him a reason for the move, Wheeler replied, “Did they really have to?”

No corresponding roster move has yet been announced.  Wheeler was serving as the bullpen’s long-man.  Those duties may now go to Jairo Ascensio, with the team expected to keep Nick Hagadone with the Big League Team after Rafael Perez’s stint on the DL is over.

Regardless, a roster addition should be announced shortly to cover the interim.  Frank Herrmann, Hector Ambriz, and Jeremy Accardo are all currently on the team’s 40-man roster, and would seem to be candidates for the job.

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