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Zach McAllister called up; will start tonight vs Orioles

From the Indians-

“The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled RHP Zach McAllister from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. To allow room on the 25-man roster the Indians optioned LHP Scott Barnes to Triple-A Columbus after yesterday’s game in New York.

McAllister, 24, has spent the majority of the season with the ATriple-AAA Columbus Clippers where he has gone 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA in 11 starts (63.1IP, 59H, 21ER, 5HR, 19BB, 52K, .251AVG). His ERA (2.98) ranked 8th in the International League following his last start on June 23. He made 4 starts with the Indians from May 7-24 where he was 1-1 with a 3.96 ERA (25.0IP, 25H, 11ER, 6BB, 22K, .255AVG) and recorded his first Major League win on May 7 (day) vs. Chicago-AL. After returning to Triple-A on May 25 he has gone 2-1 w/a 3.18 ERA in 5 starts for the Clippers (28.1IP, 29H, 10ER). He is in Baltimore for his first career start vs. the Orioles tonight. He wears #34.

Barnes finishes his second stint with the Indians after being recalled on June 25, pitching 2.2 innings in New York-AL on Monday night (2.2IP, 1H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 3K). He returns to Columbus where he has gone 0-2 with a 3.73 ERA in 14 games/3 starts (31.1IP, 21H, 13ER, 15BB, 35K, .188AVG, 10K/9.0IP).”

Good to have the Zach attack back.

  • Kildawg

    Nice to see McAllister get a real shot to prove himself. If Gomez can right himself, we will have a pretty good rotation next year when Carrasco returns and is consistent. Tomlin might have to follow the path of Rick Ankiel, maybe he’s our starting LF in 2014?