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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 11, 2018

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Indians Add Three on Minor League Deals with Spring Training Invitations

December 2, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians added to their farm depth, as the club announced three minor league deals with free agents on Saturday.

Most notable and experienced of the trio is outfielder Trayce Thompson, who has spent parts of the last four seasons in the Majors. Left-hander Josh Smith signs after spending last season in the Boston Red Sox’s minor league systemb, and right-handed reliever James Hoyt rejoins the Indians organization one day after not being tendered a Major League contract by Cleveland.

All three players received invitations to spring training as part of the terms of their contracts. Read More

Tribe Acquires Reliever Hoyt from Astros for Prospect DeJuneas

July 7, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians announced on Friday that the organization had acquired right-handed reliever James Hoyt from the Houston Astros for minor league pitcher Tommy DeJuneas.

Hoyt, an undrafted 31-year-old out of Centenary College of Louisiana and Palomar College in San Marcos, California, has spent parts of the last three seasons with the Houston Astros. He worked in 22 games during the 2016 season, going 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP with 28 strikeouts in 22 innings of work. He spent 43 games on the mound in relief for the club during their championship season last year, posting a 1-0 record with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP with 66 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings. He was not part of the postseason roster. Read More