Cleveland added some bullpen depth by signing right-hander Robinson Tejeda to a minor-league contract, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
His deal includes an invitation to spring training, where the 29-year-old Tejeda will compete for a middle relief role.
Tejeda spent most of last season in the minors and saw his velocity drop while battling shoulder problems, but if healthy he’s shown the ability to be a quality late-inning option.
From 2008-2010 he posted a 3.65 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 180 innings, making up for poor control by missing tons of bats with a fastball that clocked in at 93-95 miles per hour.
He averaged just 90.2 mph last season, but for a no-risk, low-cost flier Tejeda is a nice pickup for the Indians.
MLB.com’s Mark Bowman confirms a report from Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami that the Braves are calling up outfield prospect Ronald Acuña from Triple-A Gwinnett.
The move is obviously much anticipated and expected, as Acuña is considered the top prospect in baseball among those who hadn’t been called up to the majors yet. Acuña has had a slow start with Gwinnett, as he’s batting only .215/.301/.277 in 73 plate appearances. However, he has turned things around somewhat in recent days, batting .379 with a double and a homer since April 17.
Acuña should be in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Reds and he should be a lineup regular going forward. The expectations are high for Acuña, who signed with the Braves as an international free agent in July 2014.