The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias from the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced on Twitter. In return for the 27-year-old pitcher, the Indians will send cash considerations. Frias was designated for assignment last Wednesday.
Since his debut in 2014, Frias has pitched in 33 games (15 starts), with a 4.50 ERA, a 4.05 FIP, and a 53.7 percent groundball rate in 114.0 innings. He was also one of an MLB-record 28 players placed on the disabled list by the Dodgers last season when a right oblique strain ended his season.
Prior to the injury, Frias spent most of 2016 in Triple-A, where he carried a 4.46 ERA and 3.86 FIP over 36.1 innings. In his only appearance with the Dodgers last season, he pitched four scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres.
In order to make room for Frias on the 40-man roster, the recently-acquired Richie Shaffer has been designated for assignment, per Cleveland.com’s Paul Hoynes. Shaffer was signed last week and ultimately bumped Jesus Aguilar off the 40-man roster.