The Indians have recalled RHP Joe Martinez from AAA Columbus and optioned RHP Matt Langwell down in his place.
“Martinez, 30, has spent the entire season with the Clippers, going 2-6 with a 6.23 ERA (86.2 IP, 119 H, 64 R-60 ER, 21 BB, 56 SO) in 15 games/starts. Although he has appeared in 19 games/6 starts at the Major League level for San Francisco (2009-10), Pittsburgh (2010) and Arizona (2012), Martinez will be looking to see his first career action with Cleveland.
Langwell, 27, tossed 1.0 inning in Game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, his fifth appearance for Cleveland this season. He began the year with the Clippers and has gone 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA (33.0 IP, 32 H, 11 R-ER, 1 HR, 14 BB, 27 SO) and one save in 24 games/one start at Triple-A.”
Langwell is being sent down just a day after being called up between games of yesterday’s double header to take the roster spot game one starter Trevor Bauer. Langwell picked up the win in his one inning of work in which he gave up two runs on a walk and two extra base hits.