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Indians Add Five To 40-man

Indians Add Five To 40-man
November 19, 2010
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The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have purchased the contracts infielder Jared Goedert, right-handed pitcher Josh Judy, right-handed pitcher Corey Kluber, left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone, and right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister and added them to their 40-man roster. The roster is now full at 40 players.

Goedert, 25, split the season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus where he hit a combined .283 (136-481) with 37 doubles, 27HR & 83 RBI in 125 games (.358OB/.532SLG/ .890OPS). He led all Indians farmhands w/27 home runs and finished 2nd in RBI (83), T3rd in hits (136) and 5th in runs (80). In 81 games with Columbus, he hit .261 (83-318) with 54 runs, 23 doubles, 20 homers and 51 RBI. His 20 home runs after being called up on June 5 were tied for the most in the International League during that span and were the 10th most among IL hitters all season. Jared batted .350 (14-40) in 9 Triple A playoff games with 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 5RBI.

The Concordia, Kansas native owns a career .269 average (481-1789) in 487 games in the minor leagues with 115 doubles, 5 triples, 65 home runs and 295 runs batted in. Jared was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 9th round (281st overall) of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from Kansas State University. He is currently hitting .333 (15-45) with 5 2B & 4RBI in 14 games for Leones (Caracas) in the Venezuelan Winter League (.918OPS).

Judy, 24, spent all but two games with Triple A Columbus in 2010 after starting the season on the Columbus disabled list with right arm soreness. He made 2 relief appearances for Double-A Akron in mid-May and spent the rest of the season with the Clippers, going 3-0 with 2 saves and had a 2.68ERA in 38 games (47.0IP, 48H, 18R/14ER, 14BB, 55K). He closed out the regular season with a 0.82ERA in his final 10 games (11.0IP, 8H, 2R/1ER, 3BB, 14K) and had a 2.45 ERA (3.2IP, 2H, 1ER, 2BB, 3K) in the Triple-A playoffs.

Josh was a 34th round (1,034th overall) draft pick by the Indians in 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Indiana Tech. In 4 seasons in the Indians developmental system, the 6-4, 200-pound right-hander is 20-6 with 18 saves and a 2.74ERA in 136 games/2 starts (216.2IP, 183H, 66ER, 69BB, 245K). He is currently pitching for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League (11G, 5SV, 1.64ERA, 11.0IP, 10H, 2ER).

McAllister, 22, split the season at the Triple-A level between Columbus and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees), going 9-12 with a 5.29ERA in 27 starts (149.2IP, 185H, 88ER, 45BB, 99K). Zach began the season with Scranton before being acquired from the New York Yankees on August 20th to complete the July 30th trade that sent OF Austin Kearns to New York. He made 3 regular season starts for Columbus and went 1-0 w/a 0.71 ERA in 2 playoff starts for the International League champion Clippers (12.2IP, 11H, 4R/1ER, 1BB, 9K). His 149.2 innings pitched ranked 9th in the International League.

The 6-5, 230-pound right-hander entered the 2010 season ranked by Baseball America as the 5th-best overall prospect and as having the “Best Control” in the Yankees organization. In 2009 he spent the entire campaign with Double-A Trenton where he went 7-5 with a 2.23ERA in 22 starts (121.0IP, 98H, 39R/30ER, 33BB, 96K, .220avg). He led the Eastern League in ERA as he was named the Yankees Minor League Pitcher of the Year. McAllister was originally selected by the Yankees in the 3rd round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Illinois Valley Central High School. He owns a career minor league ERA of 3.51 in 101 games/89GS (528.0IP, 531H, 206ER).

Hagadone, 24, began the season with Class A Kinston before being promoted to Double-A Akron at the beginning of June and spending the rest of the season with the Aeros. Combined at the two stops the 6-5, 230-pound southpaw went 3-5 with a save in 29 games/17 starts and had a 3.57ERA (85.2IP, 72H, 38R/34ER, 63BB, 89K). His final 12 appearances of the season came from the Aeros bullpen where he was 1-1 with a 3.68ERA (22.0IP, 19H, 9ER) and limited hitters to a .229 average (19-83). Left-handed hitters on the year hit at a .177 clip (17-96, 40K, 0HR) against him while righties batted .248 (55-222, 7HR).

The Sumner, Washington native owns a career minor league record of 4-10 with a 2.89ERA in 59 games/47 starts that has spanned four seasons (165.0IP, 117H, 61R/53ER, 101BB, 193K). He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (55th overall) of the 2007 draft out of the University of Washington before being acquired from the Red Sox last summer along with RHP Justin Masterson and RHP Bryan Price in exchange for CA Victor Martinez. He was recently named the 10th best prospect in the Indians organization (entering 2011) by Baseball America.

Kluber, 24, was acquired from the San Diego Padres on July 31 as part of a three-team trade between the Indians, Padres and St. Louis Cardinals (RHP Jake Westbrook was acquired by STL) and spent the rest of the season between AAA Columbus and Akron where he went 3-3 with a 3.61ERA in 7 starts (37.1IP, 48H, 16R/15ER, 16BB, 29K). At the time of the trade, he was with Double-A San Antonio and was leading the Texas League in strikeouts (136), strikeouts per 9.0IP (9.98K/9.0IP) and was 2nd in innings pitched (122.2IP). With the Missions, Corey went 6-6 with a 3.45 ERA (122.2IP, 121H, 59R/47ER, 40BB, 136K, .259 avg) in 22 games/21 starts and combined on the year he was 9-9 w/a 3.49 ERA in 29 games (28GS, 160.0IP, 169H, 62ER, 56BB, 165K).

The Padres selected Kluber, a 6-4, 215-pound right-hander from Deland, FL, in the 4th round of the 2007 June draft out of Stetson University (FL). In 2009 between A Lake Elsinore and AA San Antonio he went a combined 9-13 with a 4.56 ERA (154.0IP, 155H, 90R/78ER, 70BB, 159K) in 28 starts. His 165 combined strikeouts during the 2010 season ranked tied for 8th among all minor league pitchers and his 159 strikeouts in 2009 were tied for 7th.

courtesy of the Indians

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