A Few Roster Notes
Good evening everyone, the Indians announced several roster moves today that we wanted to make sure were on your radar. We recalled LHP NICK HAGADONE from Triple-A Columbus to take the place of INF ASDRUBAL CABRERA, who was placed on MLB’s Bereavement List following the passing of an immediate family member. Nick, a Seattle resident and product of the University of Washington (worth noting ahead of tonight’s game against the Mariners), has made 4 scoreless relief appearances for the Clippers, holding opponents 2-for-16 (.125) over 5.1 innings of work so far this season. Cleveland also announced that free agent OF JOHNNY DAMON has been signed to a minor league contract. Johnny is currently at the club’s spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona preparing to begin baseball activities.
A few noteworthy items from Johnny’s career:
* Owns a 17-year career Major League batting average of .286 (2723-9529) with 1643 runs scored, 516 doubles, 107 triples, 231 home runs and 1120 RBI in 2,426 games with six teams since debuting with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. He has also stolen 404 bases in 507 attempts (80%) and owns a career on-base pct. of .353.
* Currently ranks 3rd among active players in runs scored, 4th in base hits and 5th in doubles.
* Is a two-time All-Star (2002 & 2005) and has finished in the top 20 in the AL MVP voting 4 times (2000, 2004-2006).
* Has reached the MLB playoffs in 8 different seasons and is currently tied for the 7th-most postseason plate appearances (279) among all active players.