Indians reliever Scott Atchison is 38 years old, which is about 10 years older than the team’s average player age of 28.7.
While he’s not the oldest player on the team — Jason Giambi is 43 — the gray-haired right-hander surely wears the part of the grizzled veteran quite well. Just ask his youthful teammates, who spent the better part of Tuesday night having fun at Atchison’s expense on Twitter.
According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, the barrage all started when Atchison showed Corey Kluber a tweet from a fan that poked fun at his age.
"I showed Kluber because I thought it was pretty funny," said Atchison via Cleveland.com.