Tribe recalls Gomez, will start vs. Royals
CLEVELAND, OH—The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled RHP JEANMAR GOMEZ from AAA Columbus. To allow room on the 25-man roster, the Indians have optioned OF TRAVIS BUCK to AAA Columbus. Gomez will start tonight for the Indians against the Kansas City Royals at 8:10PM ET in Kauffman Stadium.
Gomez, 23, went 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA (12.2IP, 15H, 2R/ER, 3BB, 11K) in 2 starts at AAA Columbus so far this year. In his last start of April 14th at Toledo, he tossed a 7.0 inning complete game 8-hit shutout (BB, 7K) in a Clippers 1-0 victory. Gomez was optioned to AAA Columbus out of spring training on March 25th after going 0-1 w/a 5.50 ERA (18.0IP, 17H, 11R/ER, 7BB, 14K) in 6 games/2 starts, while competing for the final spot in the Indians rotation. Last year, he made his Major League debut and totaled 11 starts for the Indians going 4-5 with a 4.68 ERA (57.2IP, 73H, 36R/30ER, 22BB, 34K) while ending the season in the Tribe’s rotation. He wears #58.
Buck made the Indians Opening Day roster after being signed to a minor league contract with a spring invite on December 21, 2010. In 10 games with the Indians this year, he hit .241 (7-29) with 4 runs scored, 3 doubles and 2 RBI.
- Cleveland Indians Press Release