Indians will use new roster rule to add Zach McAllister

The Indians have a double header on Monday against the White Sox. They will have the opportunity to try out Major League Baseball’s new 26th man rule. The provision exists for the day a team has a double header. It allows teams to bring up a pitcher from the minor leagues without sending another player down or having to release someone altogether.

The Indians will use the provision to activate Zach McAllister to make a spot start on Monday. Zach’s stats at triple A Columbus: 3-1 with an ERA of 2.83. Struck out 32 in 35 innings, walking 11 in his 6 starts.

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  • Kildawg

    It’s a nice rule. I think MLB might try to expand active (25-man) and possibly the 40-man as well. 27-28 for the active and a 45-man roster would work, allowing for an extra bullpen arm and two bench players, one possibly a third catcher (an under appreciated role in my opinion).