Tribe make several roster moves, Kluber solid again
After a month to forget, the Cleveland Indians’Corey Kluber
has returned toCy Young
form as he struck out 13 over seven innings in a win over the Seattle Mariners. The Indians gave him the run support he’s been lacking by scoring five including aBrandon Moss
solo home run. The Mariners fought back to make it 5-3 on aDustin Ackley
two-run home run, but Kluber and the bullpen would slam the door for the win.
Jason Kipnis remains on fire, going 2-for-4 on the evening and continuing his superb month of May. The bullpen was only called on for two innings, but Mark Rzepczynski and Cody Allen closed it out to give the Tribe a series-opening win.
The Tribe made several roster moves prior to yesterday’s game, including moving Carlos Santana to the paternity list after the birth of his daughter. They moved Scott Atchison moved to the 15-day DL. Austin Adams continued his shuttle run between Columbus and Cleveland, and Jerry Sands will take Santana’s spot on the roster.
With the welcome return of Yan Gomes, the Indians catching duties resume their normally scheduled programming. But Roberto Perez filled in admirably, and will make Gomes’ off day a little easier to stomach as our Merritt Rohlfing points out. Backup catcher isn’t a glorious position, but an important one indeed.
These and other stories from around baseball:
‘Kluber stellar in Indians 5-3 win over the Mariners’ – Wahoo’s on First
‘Roberto Perez make Gomes days off bearable’ – Wahoo’s on First
‘Indians make several roster moves prior to Thursday’s game’ – Wahoo’s on First