Cleveland Indians claim former D-backs LHP Alex Young off waivers

Jul 26, 2021, 3:57 PM | Updated: 8:55 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Alex Young works against the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inni...
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Alex Young works against the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Cleveland Indians claimed left-handed pitcher Alex Young off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, the Indians announced.

Young was designated for assignment on July 21 after he went 2-6 with a 6.26 ERA with the D-backs this season in 41.2 inning pitched.

Young was in his third season with the D-backs after being drafted in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

Young was a bright spot for the team in his first season with the big league club in 2019, going 7-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 83.1 innings as a rookie and starting 15 of 17 games he pitched in.

His numbers significantly fell off in the shortened 2020 season, pitching to a 5.44 ERA across 46.1 innings.

The team recalled infielder Andrew Young after designating Alex Young for assignment. The second year player is currently batting .240 with six home runs and 13 RBI in 59 plate appearances.

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