Cleveland claims pitcher Young off waivers
By: Mike Stiles -
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Alex Young (photo courtesy of Twitter)
(CLEVELAND) – The Cleveland Indians claimed left-hander Alex Young off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Young went 2-6 with a 6.26 ERA in two stints with the Diamondbacks this season. He made 30 appearances and two starts before being designated for assignment on July 21. The Indians optioned the 27 year old, a second-round draft pick from Texas Christian in 2015, to Triple-A Columbus. In three seasons for Arizona, Young went 11-15 with a 4.73 ERA in 62 outings, including 24 starts. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Indians transferred right-hander Aaron Civale from the 10 day injured list to the 60-day IL. Civale has been out since June 21 with a sprained finger.