The Indians announced they’ve acquired RHP Omar Aguilar from the Brewers in exchange for LHP Chuck Lofgren.
Aguilar, 25, was 3-1 with a 4.72 ERA and 14 saves in 41 appearances with the High-A and Double-A Brewers affiliates. A 30th round draft pick in 2005, Aguilar was roughed up in the Arizona Fall League. He worked nine games (12.2 IP) and allowed 10 runs on 16 hits with 10 walks.
Aguilar is 13-9 with a 3.87 career ERA over five seasons (136 appearances).
Lofgren went a combined 9-11 with a 4.15 ERA in 25 starts between Akron and Columbus last year before being selected by Milwaukee in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in December. “The Big Swede” needed to stay on the Brewers’ Major League roster for the entire 2010 season or be offered back to the Indians for $25,000.
Lofgren, 24, carries a career 45-35 mark with a 3.97 ERA (119 starts over 5 years). The Brewers paid $50,000 to acquire Lofgren via Rule 5.
The Indians today optioned LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to Double-A Akron.
The club also re-assigned RHP Jason Grilli, RHP Zach Putnam and RHP Alex White to minor league camp.
There are currently 55 players in major league spring training. Sixteen are non-roster invites (non 40-man players).
There are 18 pitchers, four catchers, ten infielders and seven outfielders currently on the 40-man roster.
Updated spring roster:
When: April 13, 2010, 6:35pm
Where: Huntington Park
What: Clippers vs. Louisville
Tickets can be purchase by calling 614-462-5250 and asking for the Facebook Fans package.
Tickets MUST be purchased by Thursday, April 8th and are limited to the first 200 fans.
Party will take place on the Club Level Patio of Huntington Park, beginning at 5:00pm when gates open and last until the first pitch at 6:35pm.
- Guests must sign-in at the Right Field entrance and recieve a wristband
- “Facebook Fan Packages” cost $25 for adults and $22 for youth/seniors
- Each package includes a Reserved Seat in Section 3
** Beer can be purchased for guests 21 and older **
Other features include:
Mascot appearances during pre-game party
Drawing for participation in Sugardale “Hot Dog Race” and Gameworks “Dice Roll”
Prize Give-aways & more!
The Indians announced the club has agreed to terms with the remaining thirty-two (32) unsigned members of the club’s 40-man roster. Today the Indians announced the signings of the following players to one year Major League contracts for the 2010 season.
RHP Hector Ambriz
INF Brian Bixler
OF Michael Brantley
INF Asdrubal Cabrera
RHP Carlos Carrasco
OF Shin-Soo Choo
OF Trevor Crowe
LHP Kelvin De La Cruz
INF Jason Donald
RHP Jeanmar Gomez
INF Wes Hodges
LHP David Huff
INF/OF Matt LaPorta
LHP Aaron Laffey
RHP Jensen Lewis
CA Lou Marson
INF Andy Marte
RHP Justin Masterson
RHP Chris Perez
LHP Rafael Perez
INF Carlos Rivero
RHP Hector Rondon
CA Carlos Santana
LHP Tony Sipp
RHP Joe Smith
LHP Jeremy Sowers
RHP Mitch Talbot
RHP Jesse Todd
CA Wyatt Toregas
INF Luis Valbuena
OF Nick Weglarz
RHP Anthony Reyes
The remaining 40-man members under contract are as follows:
RHP Fausto Carmona – $4.9M (’10), $6.1M (’11), club options for ’12-’14
RHP Jake Westbrook – $11M (’10)
RHP Kerry Wood – $10.5M (’10), $11M (club option for ’11)
CA Mike Redmond – $850K (’10)
INF Russell Branyan - $2M (’10), $5M (mutual option for ’11)
INF Jhonny Peralta – $4.6M (’10)
OF Grady Sizemore – $5.6M (’10), $7.5M (’11), $8.5 (club option for ’12)
DH Travis Hafner – $11M (’10), $13M (’11), $13M (’12)
The Indians announced that Jordan Brown underwent surgery on his right knee yesterday at the Cleveland Clinic. The procedure was performed by Dr. Rick Parker.
Parker performed a medial meniscectomy on Brown’s right knee after Jordan was injured during morning outfield drills in Goodyear, AZ on Saturday. Brown is expected to return to Goodyear on Monday to continue rehabillitation with a return to play estimate of four to eight weeks.
Jordan Brown, the reigning International League batting champ, tore a meniscus in his right knee during outfield drills Friday and will have arthroscopic surgery this week in Cleveland.
Brown, likely to headline the 2010 Clippers roster, will almost assuredly miss Opening Day on April 8th.
Veteran pitcher Jason Grilli is headed for season-ending surgery on his torn right quadriceps.
MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince has more here.
Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Goodyear, Ariz. – Left-hander Tony Sipp allowed two runs in the third inning as coach Mike Sarbaugh’s team beat third base coach Steve Smith’s team, 3-2, as the Indians played a four-inning intrasquad game today at Goodyear Ballpark.
Experience Columbus awarded Huntington Park with the “Expy Award” today. The Expy Awards recognize outstanding contribution to the visitor experience of Columbus!
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have signed RHP TOM MASTNY to a minor league free agent deal and will report to Early Spring Training minor league camp on March 2.
Mastny, 29, returns to Cleveland after spending the 2009 season in Japan pitching for the Yokohama Bay Stars. He went 1-5 with a 5.69ERA (61.2IP/39ER) in 15 games for the Bay Stars. Before going to Japan he spent the previous four seasons in the Indians system appearing in a career-high 51 games for Cleveland in 2007 (7-2, 4.68ERA).
The Borneo, Indonesian-born righty has made 80 Major League appearances/1 start with Cleveland, going 9-5 with five saves and having an ERA of 6.13 (94.0IP, 108H, 64ER, 51BB, 85K). Tom was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2003 amateur draft out of Furman University.