LHP Ryan Merritt recalled from AAA Columbus

RHP Shawn Armstrong optioned to Columbus.

August 25th, 2017

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster move relative to the 2017 Major League roster:
Recalled LHP RYAN MERRITT (#54) from Triple-A Columbus.
Optioned RHP SHAWN ARMSTRONG to AAA Columbus.
Merritt, 25, has spent most of the season in AAA Columbus, posting a mark of 10-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 19 games/18 starts (116.0IP, 116H, 39ER, 25BB, 85SO, .263 avg). He is currently 5th in the International League in ERA and tied for 6th in wins and over his last 7 starts since June 24 he is 4-0 with a 1.45 ERA (43.1IP, 34H, 7ER, 3BB, 29SO). Today marks his fifth stint with Cleveland this year (June 17, July 1, July 17-21, Aug. 17), his previous coming as the "26th man" in an August 17th doubleheader start at Minnesota (ND, 3.2IP, 6H, 2R/1ER). He has posted an ERA of 3.12 in 3 games/2 starts for Cleveland this year (8.2IP, 14H, 5R/3ER). He is starting tonight against the Kansas City Royals in Progressive Field.