Every year I figure that Yuniesky Betancourt’s career is approaching its end, every year he snags on someplace and gets way more plate appearances than one might think it reasonable. So it goes:
Hard to imagine where he’d start given that he it .212/.240/.355 last season. But like I said, I’ve always guessed wrong on old Yuniesky.
The Cleveland Indians announced this afternoon that they have signed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.
Rzepczynski was released by the Mariners earlier this month after 18 games in which he allowed nine runs in seven and two-thirds innings. A lot of that damage came at the hands of right-handed hitters, which he probably shouldn’t be facing, so maybe Terry Francona will get some better luck by deploying him a bit more judiciously.
He’s still being paid by the Mariners for the final few months of the two-year, $11 million deal he signed before the 2017 season, so it’s worth it for the Indians to try and see if they can get anything out of him.