Indians resign Cloyd, lose Shuck on waivers
On Monday the Indians resigned right-handed starting pitcher Tyler Cloyd to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League spring training.
Cloyd, 27, was a minor league signing last season for the Indians and pitched all of 2014 at Triple-A Columbus where he went 10-8 with a 3.89 ERA in 27 appearances (26 starts). In 166.2 innings he allowed 181 hits, 26 homers, 31 walks and had 118 strikeouts. He is expected to help anchor the Columbus staff again in 2015 and serve as starting pitching depth on hand to use in Cleveland if needed.
The Indians also outrighted catcher Chris Gimenez to Triple-A Columbus after he cleared waivers. He is a free agent and able to sign with any team, though considering the Indians need for a veteran catcher at Columbus next season and as Major League depth, it is possible he could be resigned to a minor league deal with an invite to Major League spring training camp.
Finally, the Indians lost outfielder J.B. Shuck on waivers to the White Sox. He was picked up in September off waivers from the Angels and was expected to be a depth outfield option for the Indians in 2015.
I.E.- BEST MOVE OFTHE OFFSEASON!!!