Indians left-handed reliever Giovanni Soto and utility player Michael Martinez are expected to be added to the big league club, joining right-handed relievers Gavin Floyd and Shawn Armstrong and corner infielder Chris Johnson as the five players the Indians have added since rosters expanded on Tuesday.
Full name GIOVANNI LUIS SOTO...Single...Attended Advanced Central College and Advanced Central College High
School in Carolina, PR.2012Spent entire season at AA Akron where he went 6-9 with a 3.93ERA in 22 starts (2CG, 121.1IP, 111H, 53ER, 49BB,
100K, .247AVG)...His two CG were tied for 2nd in the Eastern League...Tossed 9.0IP no-hitter on July 15 vs. Altoona,
2nd no-hitter in Aero franchise history (0H, 1R/0ER, 3BB, 6K, 104P)...Had a 3.41 ERA in his last 5 starts starting with
the no-hitter (29.0IP, 22H, 11ER, 19K, .208AVG)...Lefites hit .265 off him and RHH batted .240 (80-333, .676OPS)...
Season ended on August 7 upon reaching innings threshold...Combined ERA in the first 3.0 innings of starts was 2.32
(66.0IP, 52H, 17ER)...Batters hit .227 (44-194) off him with runners on base...Worked in relief in the Puerto Rican Winter
League for Carolina where batters were 4-for-48 (.083) off him and ERA was 1.17 (11 games, 15.1IP, 4H, 2ER, 8BB, 19K).2011Missed time due to left-elbow inflammation...Was on DL from 6/6-8/23 with nerve irritation in elbow...Rehabbed
at the Arizona rookie league club in August...Pitched in relief in the PR Winter League for Carolina...Went 3-0 w/a 2.03
ERA in 6 May starts (31.0IP, 25H, 7ER, 34K) and had a 3.02 ERA prior to the injury.2010Led the Midwest League in shutouts (2), was T1st in complete games (2) and 4th in ERA (2.93)... Named to
Midwest League All-Star team.2009Named "Tiger of the Year" in rookie debut for the Gulf Coast League Tigers.