The arms in the bullpen at Huntington Park are used to waiting for a call into the game. One left handed closer in particular has become accustomed to a different type of call, the one from Cleveland, as Nick Hagadone has been recalled to Cleveland four times with a month left in the Clippers season.
The trip no longer fazes Hagadone or is family.
“It’s very busy being back and forth the whole year between here and Cleveland,” Hagadone said. “I think we’re used to packing a lot, we got it down to a science, just from the amount of times that we go back and forth.”
Hagadone originally entered the Indians system in 2009 along with Justin Masterson and Bryan Price after being acquired from the Boston Red Sox in a deal for catcher Victor Martinez. The starting pitcher kept pace moving through the farm system before transitioning to the bullpen late in the 2010 season.
After starting the season at Double-A Akron in 2011, the former first round pick made his major league debut in Septembe...