Relief pitcher Michael Roth has accepted his assignment by the Indians to Triple-A Columbus, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Roth, who struggled in 22 appearances for the Angels the last two seasons, has yet to pitch in the bigs this year.
The Indians called up pitcher Kyle Crockett, the team announced Monday. Crockett will take the place of pitcher Michael Roth, who was optioned to the minors. Crockett has a 3.00 ERA over six innings of work earlier this season, while Roth produced a 8.76 ERA over 12 1/3 innings.
The Indians purchased the contract of reliever Michael Roth on Tuesday. To clear a spot on the roster, first baseman Jesus Aguilar was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
The Indians announced Monday they optioned pitcher C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus. They also reassigned seven players to minor-league camp, including top prospect Francisco Lindor. Also sent to minor-league camp were infielder Audy Ciriaco, outfielder Destin Hood, pitcher Dustin Molleken, catcher Adam Moore, pitcher Bryan Price and pitcher Michael Roth.
The Indians announced Tuesday they signed pitcher Michael Roth to a minor-league contract, which includes an invite to major-league spring training. The Indians also announced pitcher Tyler Cloyd was released to pursue an opportunity in Korea.
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