The Cleveland Indians send Joe Smith to Buffalo

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by chinmusic on Friday 30 April 2010 at 8:43 pm

The Indians have sent 26-year old righty reliever Joe Smith to AAA Buffalo to make room for 25-year old righty reliever Hector Ambriz who is coming up to the show. Smith pitched in 9 games (0 starts) for the Indians this season and he is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP. He gave up 7 hits (2 homers) and he walked 6 batters in his 7 innings with the Indians this season and that can’t be tolerated at the major league level. Hector Ambriz is a Rule 5 Pick by the Indians which means they have to keep him on the roster all season unless he is injured or give him back to his old team. Ambriz pitched in 7 games (0 starts) in AAA on a rehab assignment and he was 0-0 with a 1.12 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He whiffed 15 batters while only walking 1 in 8 innings in AAA this season showing just how nasty he has been. Ambriz has pitched in 105 games (83 starts) in his five years in the minors and he is 28-35 with 3 saves, a 4.36 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.

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