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Indians activate RHP Abreu

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have activated recently acquired right-hander Winston Abreu and designated Matt Herges for assignment.

Abreu was acquired Thursday from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor-league right-hander John Meloan and cash. He is the 26th pitcher to appear on Cleveland's active roster this season.

In two games with Tampa Bay, Abreu had no record and a 2.45 ERA after being called up from Triple-A Durham, where he went 3-0 with 10 saves in 10 chances and a 1.41 ERA.

The 39-year-old Herges was signed by the Indians to a minor-league contract in January and split the season between Triple-A Columbus and Cleveland. In 21 appearances out of the Indians' bullpen, he went 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA.