Rondon To Columbus
Rondon opened the year winning each of his first five starts and was 7-5 with a 2.75 ERA for the Aeros. His ERA was the fifth-best in the Eastern League, he was in a four-way tie for fourth in the league in victories, and he was tied for fifth in the league with 73 strikeouts in just 72.0 innings. He was holding Double-A opponents to a .227 batting average.
Livingston, 26, agreed to terms with the Indians yesterday after exercising a clause in his contract with the Baltimore Orioles that allowed him to ask for his release if he was not in the big leagues by July 1st. The left-hander began the year with Bowie and was 6-2 with a 3.62 ERA. He also made three starts for Class AAA Norfolk, going 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA. He will wear #47.