The Indians today added another pitcher to their organization, claiming righty Jordan Stephens off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.
Stephens is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 draft out of Rice University.
In five minor league seasons with the Sox he’s 21-31 with a 3.98 ERA, making 79 starts appearing in 92 games (436.2IP, 431H, 217R-193ER, 154BB, 429SO).
Stephens has spent the majority of the 2019 campaign at Triple-A Charlotte (3-4, 8.39 ERA in 9G/6GS), also making one start at High-A Winston-Salem.
The native of Houston has already had Tommy John surgery, which cost him most of his college season in 2014.
He’s been optioned to the Double-A roster of the Akron RubberDucks.