Indians select OF Carlos González from Columbus; option RHP Jefry Rodrĺguez to Columbus

April 14th, 2019

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League roster:

Selected the contract of OF CARLOS GONZÁLEZ (#24) from AAA Columbus

Optioned RHP JEFRY RODRĺGUEZ to AAA Columbus

Transferred RHP MIKE CLEVINGER to the 60-day Injured List

González, 33, was signed by the Indians on March 19 and is slated to make his season debut today in Kansas City. Following his abbreviated spring training, he opened the season at AAA Columbus and batted .348 (8-for-23) with a double, homer and 3 RBI in six games prior to today’s transaction (.483/.522/1.004). In 2018, his 10th and final campaign with the Rockies, the three-time All-Star batted .276 (128-for-463) with 32 doubles, 4 triples, 16 home runs and 64 RBI in 132 games (.329/.467/.796).

Rodríguez, 25, was recalled from AAA Columbus and made his Indians debut in Saturday’s start at Kansas City, as the right-hander pitched into the sixth inning while holding the Royals to a pair of runs (5.2IP, 5H, 2R-ER, 0BB, 3SO, 1HR, 91 pitches). He has made one start for AAA Columbus this year, notching the win vs. Indianapolis on April 6 (5.2IP, 7H, 3R/ER, 0BB, 4SO, 91 pitches). Rodríguez was acquired this past offseason (11/30/2018) from the Washington Nationals. 

Clevinger, 28, was placed on the 10-day Injured List on April 9 with a right upper back/Teres major muscle strain.