CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – With the MLB off-season just getting underway, the Cleveland Indians made a few moves on Saturday to kick things off.
The Tribe activated left-handed pitchers TJ House and Nick Hagadone from the 60-day disabled list and announced the re-signing of right-handed pitcher Joe Colon to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training camp.
House missed most of the 2015 campaign with shoulder issues and has spent time rehabbing with the Indians’ Arizona Fall League club, recording three scoreless innings.
Hagadone, who made 36 appearances for Cleveland this past season, underwent elbow surgery back in July. The southpaw reliever posted a 4.28 ERA with a 3.83 FIP in 2015 prior to suffering the arm injury.
Meanwhile, Colon returns to the Indians organization after spending 2015 with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus. The 25-year-old righty compiled a 3.14 ERA over 48.2 innings pitched, striking out 47 batters.
In addition, Cleveland outrighted catcher Adam Moore to Triple-A, but Moore elected free agency. The 31-year-old backstop slashed .282/.328/.397 with six homers and 44 RBI in 92 games with Columbus in 2015.