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Indians Claim Pitcher Diego Moreno Off Waivers From Tampa Bay

The Indians today claimed RHP DIEGO MORENO off outright waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. To allow room on the 40-man roster the Indians transferred LHP BOONE LOGAN from the 10-day D.L. to the 60-day D.L.

Moreno, 30, spent two months of the 2017 season (May 22-July 26) on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and has split his appearances between Tampa Bay, AAA Charlotte and on rehab at Class-A Charlotte.

With the Rays, the Higuerote, Venezuela native posted a 4.76 ERA in 5 relief appearances (5.2IP, 6H, 3ER) and 1.10 ERA at AAA Durham (16.1IP, 9H, 2R/ER, 17SO).

He has appeared in 9 games in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees (2015) and Rays (2017) and owns a career Minor League ERA of 3.01 in 248 outings/14 starts since signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in August of 2006 (415.2IP, 342H, 139ER, 117BB, 429SO).

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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