Tribe fulfills Clev deal; Karinchak 6th in ROY

November 10th, 2020

The Indians and Padres completed the Aug. 31 blockbuster swap that brought starter to San Diego.

Cleveland is sending right-hander Matt Waldron to the Padres as the player to be named later in the nine-player swap in which San Diego also received Clevinger and in exchange for , , and prospects Joey Cantillo, Garbriel Arias and Owen Miller.

Waldron, 24, was the Indians’ 18th-round pick in the 2019 Draft out of the University of Nebraska. He went a combined 4-0 with one save and a 2.96 ERA in 14 outings in 2019 between the Arizona Rookie League and short-season Mahoning Valley.

Karinchak gets down-ballot ROY support

The “Wild Thing” got some love in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award voting. Right-handed reliever finished sixth in the AL vote, behind Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis, White Sox center fielder Luis Robert, Astros right-hander Cristian Javier, A’s catcher Sean Murphy and Tigers shortstop Willi Castro. Lewis won the award unanimously.

Karinchak, who had a 2.67 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 27 innings across 27 appearances while striking out 53 of 109 batters faced, received five third-place votes.