The Indians made a roster move prior to Monday’s game in Baltimore that could bring help to the struggling bullpen, especially the left-handed relief. LHP T.J House has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus to pitch out of the bullpen, while RHP Carlos Carrasco has been optioned back to Columbus.
Between Double-A Akron and Columbus, House has a 3-8 record with a 4.83 ERA in 15 starts. The 23 year old southpaw has thrown 87 2/3 innings with a 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio (75 K/33 BB).
With House’s debut, he will be the 42nd Captains player to make his MLB debut and he will be the fourth member of the 2009 team to make the big show.
According to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, the Indians’ left-handed relievers have a 7.26 ERA for the year (43 earned runs in 53 1/3 innings), hence the reason House is coming up.
Carrasco is rumored to start one of the games in Chicago on Friday along with Trevor Bauer but nothing has been confirmed.