With rosters expanding just a tad for September, the Cleveland Guardians have recalled infielder Ernie Clement and are bringing up pitcher Cody Morris, who will make his major-league debut whenever he first appears.
The Guardians have also designated pitcher Anthony Castro for assignment.
Clement will provide additional depth in the infield where needed; in his 143 at-bats with the club this year, Clement has hit .203/.268/.224 with no home runs and six RBIs. Some fans will be wondering why a prospect wasn’t called up – say, a Gabriel Arias or a Nolan Jones – and the idea is that the team will want those guys to get as many at-bats as possible, and that will only happen in the minors at this point.
As for Morris, he is an incredibly exciting arm to add to a bullpen that has morphed into one of the best in all of baseball. In his 15 1/3 innings this season after returning from injury, Morris, Cleveland’s 26th overall prospect according to Baseball America, has dominated Triple-A hitting to the tune of a 2.35 ERA in six appearances. He also has an insane 30 strikeouts in that time, making him yet another deadly weapon for the Guardians down the stretch.