Indians announce internal Non-Roster Spring invitees

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today extended six (6) non-roster invitations to Major League camp. The invitations are all from within the club’s Player Development system.

The Indians have extended invites to the following players:

RHP AUSTIN ADAMS
 • 5th round selection by the Indians in the 2009 first-year player draft, enters his fourth season within the Indians organization.
 • In 2011 with Akron, Adams went 11-10 in 26 starts, posting a 3.77 ERA (136.0IP, 147H, 57ER, 131SO). He was tied for second in the Eastern League in wins with 11 and was an Eastern League All-Star. #8 Prospect in the organization entering 2012 according to Baseball America

RHP CHEN-CHANG LEE
 • International signee out of Peng-Hu County, Taiwan in September of 2008. He split time between Akron and Columbus in 2011 where he went a combined 6-1 with 1 save in 44 relief appearances with a 2.40 ERA (71.1IP, 53H, 19ER, 99SO).
 • He averaged 12.5 strikeouts per 9 innings in 2011 and limited right-handed batters to a .197 avg. (28-for-142) with just 4 extra-base hits.
 • #4 Prospect in the organization entering 2012 according to Baseball America

RHP TYLER STURDEVANT
 • Selected in the 27th round of the 2009 draft out of New Mexico State University…Spent time between Columbus, Akron and Kinston in the 2011 season and went 7-3 in 42 appearances with a 2.65ERA (74.2IP, 67H, 22ER, 82SO).
 • Posted 3.00ERA in the Arizona Fall League after the season (12.0IP, 11H, 4ER, 13K, .239AVG) as 7 of last 8 outings were scoreless (last 4G, 4.2IP, 2H, 0R, 7K)

C CHUN CHEN
 • Originally from Hulian County, Taiwan, was signed as a non-drafted free agent on September 14th, 2007.
 • Entering 6th season in the organization. He spent 2011 with Akron where he had a .262 avg. with 16 home runs and 70 RBI.
 • Chen was tied for 4th among Indians minor leaguers in RBI and tied for sixth in home runs.

OF CHAD HUFFMAN
 • Was claimed off outright waivers from the New York Yankees in September of 2010. In 2011 with Columbus, Huffman batted .246 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI.
 • He was tied for 4th in the International League in walks with 67 and was tied for 10th in doubles with 30.

RHP HECTOR AMBRIZ
 • Selected by Cleveland in the Major League portion of the Rule V Draft in December of 2009 from Arizona.  • Missed all of the 2011 season due to recovering from Tommy John Surgery.
 • In 2010 he spent the majority of the season with the Indians going 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA (48.1IP, 68H, 30ER, 37SO).

2012 NON-ROSTER SPRING INVITEES (15)
Austin Adams, RHP
Hector Ambriz, RHP
Chen-Chang Lee, RHP
Chris Ray, RHP
Chris Seddon, LHP
Tyler Sturdevant, RHP
Robinson Tejeda, RHP
Luke Carlin, CA
Chun Chen, CA
Michel Hernandez, CA
Matt Pagnozzi, CA
Andy LaRoche, INF
Jose Lopez, INF
Chad Huffman, OF
Felix Pie, OF