The Indians have claimed proper-hander Ben Taylor off waivers from the Red Sox, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com tweets. Taylor had been in limbo since Boston designated him for project final weekend.
The 26-year-previous Taylor is the second reliever the Indians have added on Sunday, becoming a member of minor league free agent signing Matt Belisle. Taylor, who had been with the Red Sox since they chose him within the seventh spherical of the 2015 draft, received his first style of main league motion final season. Over a 17 1/three-inning span, Taylor logged a 5.19 ERA with 9.35 Ok/9, four.67 BB/9 and a paltry 26.four % groundball charge. He was extra profitable in his first Triple-A expertise, albeit over simply 13 1/three frames, with a 2.70 ERA, eight.1 Ok/9, three.38 BB/9 and a 45.5 % grounder mark.
Taylor has a pair of minor league choices remaining, which suggests he may function Triple-A depth for the Indians if he doesn’t make their season-opening bullpen.