Today was supposed to be an off day for the Cleveland Indians.
They head to New York to face their toughest opponent of the season tomorrow, and instead of relaxing in a hotel room somewhere it is currently 8:06 p.m. and they are scrambling to find a reliever after their game against the Toronto Blue Jays was delayed for several hours, then went 11 innings.
Did I mention they have another game tonight?
In order to have another live arm for game two of their doubleheader, the Indians are calling up reliever Evan Marshall, who they signed to a minor league contract back in November. Marshall has allowed one earned run over a solid 10.2 innings of work with the Triple-A Columnbus Clippers. The 28-year-old debuted with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 where he pitched for three seasons before a brief stint with the Seattle Mariners last season. He carries a 4.94 earned run average in his career.
Most notably, he suffered a scary injury in 2015 that cut his season short when a comebacker caught him on the right side of his head and fractured his skull while playing in Triple-A.
Roster moves:— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 4, 2018
- Selected the contract of RHP Evan Marshall from Triple-A Columbus
- Placed RHP Nick Goody on the 10-day DL with right elbow inflammation
- Moved RHP Danny Salazar to 60-day DL pic.twitter.com/1IMRfJQF5n
The bad news of the day is that Danny Salazar and Nick Goody are both headed to the disabled list as the Indians scramble to assemble their game two bullpen. Salazar is going with the same shoulder that has been ailing him since last season. Goody, on the other hand, is headed to the 10-day disabled list with what the Indians are calling “elbow inflammation” suffered when Goody grabbed his elbow and grimaced in pain during the game one loss to the Blue Jays.