Indians promote Armstrong from AAA; option Crockett to Columbus
The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the 2016 Major League roster:
Recalled RHP Shawn Armstrong from AAA Columbus.
Optioned LHP Kyle Crockett to AAA Columbus.
Armstrong, 25, has spent most of the 2016 season in Triple-A Columbus, going 3-1 with 9 saves in 10 chances with a 1.96 ERA in 44 relief outings (46.0IP, 26H, 10ER, 0HR, 28BB, 69SO, .164 avg). He has not allowed a run over his last 16 outings since July 3 (17.0IP, 7H, 0R, 24SO) and has limited batters to a .195 (16-82) average against with runners on base for the season. The Triple-A All-Star has been with Cleveland twice previously in 2016 (5/31; 8/3) and has allowed 1 run over two outings (3.0IP, 2H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 2SO).