Indians promote Crockett to Cleveland, option Salazar
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Kyle Crockett from Double-A Akron and have optioned right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus.
Crockett, 22, has compiled an ERA of 0.57 and 6 saves in 15 relief appearances for Akron this season (15.2 IP, 8 H, 1R/ER, 3 BB, 17K, .145AVG). He is currently tied for 5th in the Eastern League in saves and has limited left-handed Eastern League batters to a .118 (2-for-17) average against. All eight hits allowed this season have been singles.
The Poquoson, Virginia native was Cleveland’s fourth round selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft (111th overall) out of the University of Virginia and is the first member of the 2013 draft class to reach the Major Leagues. He owns a two-year professional ERA of 0.45 in 36 relief appearances (40.1 IP, 24 H, 3 R/2ER, 8 BB, 49 K, 1.8 BB/9, 10.9 K/9).
Salazar has gone 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA in eight starts thus far in 2014 (40.2 IP, 49 H, 25 ER, 8 HR, 17 BB, 47 K). The Indians will recall right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer on Tuesday when Salazar's next turn in the rotation comes up.
Also, a pitcher will likely be sent down to make room for Bauer, though that pitcher is unknown at this time. With Crockett it would appear not to be a decision that is of the short term variety which could mean Josh Outman and his 7.4 BB/9 or even John Axford and his 8.3 BB/9 could be in trouble. Both have options remaining and can easily be optioned to Triple-A Columbus if needed.
Now my line-up and maybe Terry will just look at.
Raminez - 2b, Brantley -cf, Lonnie - 3d, Murphy- rf, Gomes - c, Carrera - ss, Rayburn - lf, Santana - 1b, Swisher - dh
*Have Raminez bunting and stealing bases - use your assets.
Terry please don't forget about 5rbi for Murphy and Lonnie in one game.
Also, it is official that Bauer is coming up. Who that pitcher who goes down remains to be seen....I think these next four nights will give us some direction as to who it will be between Lee being optioned or even Axford optioned, or DFAing Carrasco or Outman. I believe Crockett is here for the long haul. You don't waste adding a guy to the roster to just call him up for four days. If that is the case, then you just bring up Hagadone/Barnes.
Also, a pitcher will likely be sent down to make room for Bauer, though that pitcher is unknown at this time."
Is it official that Bauer is coming up Tuesday? Cause if it is, then how could you not send a pitcher down?! Can't go with a 9-man pen and 2-man bench can you?
Withe wheels turning at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario is there possible trades on the horizon?