Cleveland Indians: Father-son ties within Tribe’s roster

Cal Quantrill #47 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)
Cal Quantrill #47 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Indians, Cal Quantrill
Cal Quantrill #47 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Cal Quantrill and Paul Quantrill

Surprisingly there’s only one player on the Cleveland Indians’ roster who’s father also played in the league. That player is Cal Quantrill, son of Paul Quantrill. While Cal is currently on Cleveland’s roster, Paul played 14 major league seasons.

A right-handed relief pitcher, Paul Quantrill was a sixth round pick by the Boston Red Sox in the 1989 MLB Draft and ended up playing in the majors for Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, San Diego and Florida. Over the course of his career, he led the majors in games pitched in both 2002 and 2003 while leading his league in 2001 and 2004 as well. On top of all that, he was an All-Star in 2001.

As for Cal Quantrill, he was born in 1995 during his dad’s fourth major league season. Selected eighth overall in the 2016 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres, Cal came to Cleveland as part of the Mike Clevinger trade.

While he came up as a starting pitcher, Cal fell into a reliever role with the Tribe and looked more comfortable. Now with the starting pitching struggling, Quantrill is back in a starting role. Oddly enough, his father was a starter early in his career as well before transitioning to a bullpen role where he found his calling for his career.