Detwiler accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, Tribeinsider reports. The 30-year-old struggled in seven appearances this season after posting a 7.25 ERA in 41 appearances last season between the Rangers and the Braves. After being designated for assignment at the end of April, Detwiler used the full week before accepting his assignment down to Triple-A.
Detwiler was designated for assignment Friday. Detwiler was struggling through his first seven appearances this season, posting a 5.79 ERA and 1.50 WHIP while striking out just three batters. He will head to Triple-A in order to make room in the Indians' bullpen for Tommy Hunter, who was activated from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move.
Detwiler threw 0.2 scoreless innings in relief Monday against the Twins. Detwiler lowered his ERA to 5.79 in his seventh appearance of the season. Despite a pair of tough outings earlier this month, the left-hander has been a solid option out of the Cleveland bullpen. Other than Kyle Crockett, Detwiler is the only lefty in the Indians' bullpen, so he should continue to see opportunities as a middle-reliever.
Detwiler was informed by the Indians on Sunday that he's made the team's Opening Day roster, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports. Detwiler will give the Tribe another lefty option out of their bullpen, but he's unlikely to see much usage in high-leverage situations. The 30-year-old appeared in 41 games and made a total of seven starts with the Rangers and Braves last season, accruing a 7.25 ERA and 2.02 WHIP over 58.1 innings.
Detwiler signed a minor league deal with the Indians on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Detwiler spent the 2015 season with the Rangers and Braves, posting a 7.25 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 36 walks across 58.1 innings of work. He'll have his work cut out for him trying to make an Indians bullpen that is already crowded with off-season veteran additions.
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