Cleveland Indians: With Owen Miller called up, who’s next in Columbus?

Owen Miller #6 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Indians, Scott Moss
Scott Moss #74 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /

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Of the three players on this list, only one is currently on the 40-man roster of the Cleveland Indians and that’s Scott Moss. Arriving as part of the Trevor Bauer trade, the 26-year old left-handed pitcher could be on the cusp of getting his opportunity in Cleveland, especially with at least one spot in the rotation up for grabs.

The Tribe still haven’t announced a starter for Wednesday’s contest against the Tigers and with Moss already on the 40-man it could end up being him. Moss last pitched for Columbus on May 20, so there’s ample rest for him to make his Cleveland debut if needed.

Over three starts this season, Moss hasn’t gone beyond the fourth inning and has totaled only eight innings. However, he’s been rather steady, never allowing more than two runs in a start including a scoreless appearance to begin the season.

One thing that could hurt Moss is that he does have a habit of walking batters, having six walks through eight innings this year. However, given that he’s already on the 40-man roster and he has the rest to make a spot start, he could get the call very soon, maybe even later this week.

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