CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the 2019 Major League roster:
Activated RHP MIKE CLEVINGER from the 10-day Injured List.
Recalled INF YU CHANG (#2) from AAA Columbus.
Placed INF JOSÉ RAMÍREZ on the Paternity List (one-to-three days).
Optioned RHP JON EDWARDS to AAA Columbus.
Clevinger is set to make his fourth start of the 2019 season tonight in Baltimore. He was placed on the 10-day Injured List on June 21 (retro. 6/18) with a left ankle sprain after turning his ankle covering first base in his previous start of June 17 at Texas (L, 4.2IP, 3H, 5R/ER, 7SO). He was also on the Injured List from April 8-June 16 with a muscle strain in his upper back. So far this year, he is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts (16.2IP, 5H, 5R/ER, 7BB, 29SO, .091 avg).
Chang, 23, has spent the entire year to date in Triple-A Columbus, batting .205 (16-for-78) with 3 2B, 3 HR and 18 RBI in 21 games. He spent over two months in separate stints on the Injured List, April 17-June 17, with a sprained knuckle on his left hand (fourth/”ring” finger). Since returning on June 18, he has batted .320 (8-for-25) with 2 2B, 2 HR and 9 RBI in 6 games (.333/.640/.973). On the year defensively, he has appeared in 8 games at shortstop, 7 games at second base and 4 games at third base. The native of Taitung, Taiwan is making his debut at the Major League level and is in his sixth professional season in the Cleveland organization.