De La Cruz was released by the Indians on Wednesday. The 28-year-old southpaw has been out of affiliated ball for a few years, and has never reached the big leagues -- a feat he appears unlikely to ever achieve.
De La Cruz signed a minor league contract with Cleveland on Wednesday. The left-hander, who last pitched in 2015 in the Mexican League, returns to an organization he spent five years with earlier in his career. De La Cruz has a 4.34 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over nine minor league seasons, and will be hard pressed to get a roster spot out of spring training.
Orioles pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz has elected free agency. He delivered a 5.98 ERA and 49:31 K:BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings with Triple-A Norfolk.
The Orioles announced a pair of transactions on Saturday, according to Comcast SportsNet Baltimore. The team claimed infielder David Adams off waivers from the Indians and designated Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment.
Orioles pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz was throwing on the rehab mound on Saturday because of a sore left hamstring injury, the Baltimore Sun reports. He is expected to start working from the mound again in the next few days.
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