Tribe Options Nick Hagadone to Columbus

Struggling left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus, the Indians announced this afternoon. Hagadone, 26, was called up on originally on April 17th and then had stayed since April 27th after going back down to Triple-A for just a couple of days. This season, he is 1-0 with a 6.39 ERA, allowing 26 hits, 15 walks, and 26 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings pitched. Hagadone has given up runs in 5 of his last 7 outings and multiple runs in 4 of his last 7 appearances. Last night, he allowed two inherited runners to score and then let up two of his own in Cleveland’s 10-3 loss to Tampa Bay. The Indians will play with a 24-man roster tonight and likely make a corresponding roster move tomorrow. With Chris Ray being granted his release from Triple-A Columbus today, the likely candidates to replace Hagadone would be Scott Barnes, Frank Herrmann, and Corey Kluber, all on the 40-man roster.

  • Matt S

    Shelley Duncan returning from paternity leave takes his spot on the 25. Question is: will the Indians stick with the 6 man bullpen or will they be sending someone out of Cleveland soon?

  • sizemore who

    They sent donald down when Shelley came back.