The Cleveland Indians have called up 23-year old lefty starting pitcher Shawn Morimando. Morimando came into this season as the Indians’ #17 prospect according to Baseball America. He made his Major League debut later this year for the Indians, working in 1 game out of the pen in which he was 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP. He has also pitched in 21 games (all starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he is 13-4 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. He has given up 110 hits and 44 walks while whiffing 94 batters in his first 124 2/3 innings in the minors this year. He will likely serve as the Tribe’s long man in the pen.
UPDATE: (8/6/2016) – The Indians have sent Shawn Morimando back to AAA. He has pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Tribe this year and he is 0-0 with a 11.57 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP. He has given up 9 hits (2 homers) and 5 walks while whiffing 5 batters in his first 4 2/3 innings for the Indians.