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The Indians dropped two players from their 40 man roster today, most likely to make room for a couple players who are currently on the 60 day DL. Three of the four Indians on the DL (Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Brantley and Josh Tomlin) will be activated before next season and will count against the 40 man roster. The two players released were Mitch Talbot and Jerad Head.
Talbot has been a consitant member of the Indians starting rotation for the last two season, starting 40 games over both years. He was less than effective with a final ERA of over 5.00 and a winning percent of .387. Last season (2010) the Indians just needed arms to fill out the rotation and go out on the mound every five days. That has changed with the addition of Ubaldo Jimenez. The rotation now stands as Justin Masterson, Jimenez, Tomlin, Fausto Carmona and one other pitcher (possibly David Huff or Jeanmar Gomez). With so much depth the Indians felt confident enough to give an average player like Talbot his release...
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In 2009, the Cleveland Indians were not good. You might remember it as the season that Tomo Ohka was allowed to throw 71 sub-replacement level innings. Or the season that saw Ryan Garko man 28 innings in the outfield. Or the year that Masa Kobayahsi was actually paid to be on a Major League roster. These were heady times to be an Indians fan.
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The Cleveland Indians outrighted right-hander Mitch Talbot and outfielder Jerad Head from their 40-man roster on Tuesday.
Both players are now free agents.
Talbot went 2-6 with a 6.64 ERA in 12 starts this season while dealing with an elbow injury.
Head spent most of the season in Triple-A before a September call up. He batted .125 in 10 games down the stretch with the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians have outrighted starting pitcher Mitch Talbot and outfielder Jerad Head off of their 40-man roster, making both free agents.
The Indians outrighted outfielder Jerad Head and righty Mitch Talbot today, the team announced on Twitter. The moves drop the 40-man roster count to 38, but four players are still on the 60-day DL.
Roster includes 38 players and four others who are currently on the 60-day disabled list.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have outrighted starting pitcher Mitch Talbot and outfielder Jerad Head off of their 40-man roster, making both free agents.Talbot spent most of this season dealing with an elbow injury. He went 2-6 with a 6.64 ERA in 12 starts for Cleveland.In 2010, the right-hander, ...
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