GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Indians opened spring instruction on Tuesday, but they are nevertheless incorporating players.
On Thursday, ahead of the first formal exercise for pitchers and catchers, they introduced the signing of catcher Tim Federowicz and right-hander Asher Wojciechowski. Federowicz performed briefly with the Astros and Reds last calendar year. Previously he appeared with the Dodgers, Cubs and Giants in the significant leagues.
Federowicz, 31, was a seventh-spherical choose by Boston in 2008. He’s performed 134 online games in the significant leagues and had his ideal season in .231 when he strike (37-for-160) with 4 homers and 16 RBI with the Dodgers.
Wojciechowski, 29, pitched Triple-A ball for Baltimore and the White Sox last calendar year. He went 5-4 with a 3.51 Era in 19 online games, like 12 starts off, at Class AAA Norfolk, Baltimore’s major farm club. He went -5 with a 7.01 Era in 6 starts off for the White Sox’s major farm club in Charlotte.
Toronto drafted Wojciechowski with the 41st spherical in 2010. He has appeared in 30 significant league online games with Houston and the Reds. He last appeared in the significant leagues with the Reds in 2017, going 4-3 with a 6.50 Era.
The Indians have also invited shortstop Ernie Clement to significant-league camp on a minor league offer. He was the Indians’ fourth spherical choose in 2017 out of the University of Virginia. He designed stops at Class A Lake County, Class A Lynchburg and Class AA Akron last season
Clement strike .267 (59-for-221) with a single homer and 15 RBI in 54 online games at Lake County. He moved up to Lynchburg and strike .345 (46-for-133) with a single homer and 11 RBI in 33 online games at Lynchburg. He finished the season at Akron, hitting .246 (18-for-65) with five RBI in 15 online games.
The Indians, like Federowicz, Wojciechowski and Clement will have 23 players in camp on minor league deals for the first full squad exercise on Monday. They have a complete of 63 players in camp at the minute.
The Tribe will have 33 pitchers in camp all round – 22 on the 40-man roster and 11 spring-instruction invitees. Federowicz presents the Indians 6 catchers in camp.
Promotions: The Indians introduced many promotions in their baseball operations office like:
*Sky Andrecheck: Vice President of Exploration and Improvement.
*Lonnie Soloff: Vice President of Health-related Expert services.
*Eric Binder: Vice President of Baseball Functions.
*Alex Merberg: Director of Baseball Functions.
*Richard Conway: Assistant Director of Worldwide Scouting.
*Chris Gale: Assistant Director of Worldwide Scouting.
*Sam Giller: Assistant Director of Baseball Functions..
*Rob Cerfolio: Participant Improvement assistant.
*William Clements: Beginner Scouting assistant.
*Dan Budreika: Coordinator of Qualified Scouting.
*Scott Meaney: Senior Coordinator, Beginner Scouting.
*Kevin Cullen: Coordinator, Beginner Scouting.