World News – United States – Cleveland Indians add cab team’s Logan Allen and Aaron Civale for playoff field


CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Indians transferred left-hander Logan Allen from their taxi squad to the 28-man roster and optional infielder Yu Chang ahead of the opening of Friday’s series against Pittsburgh

Allen could be in line to start Sunday’s regular season finale at Progressive Field, but a final decision has yet to be made according to pitching coach Carl Willis

« We’re going to see how the next two nights go, » said Willis « Obviously trying to run our enclosure and not overuse the guys we’re going to be working on starting Tuesday »

Allen hasn’t started a game for Cleveland this season, making two relief appearances with a 470 ERA and three strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings Adam Plutko is the other option to start Sunday Plutko (1- 2, 506) has played nine games, starting four with a save in 26 2/3 innings

Civale at the bullpen: Willis has said starter Aaron Civale will be on an as yet undetermined number of throws for his start on Saturday night, and the right-hander will move to the bullpen for at least the round by wild-card

« It’s a tough situation when you have a three game streak and we feel we have an advantage with the depth of our rotation, and we have to make decisions with who won’t be in it. this in a three- series of games, « said Willis » We think he has value in a short series for us in the bullpen « 

Willis has said Civale’s role in the relievers’ box won’t just be to give the Indians length in case they fall far behind at the start of a game

“We see him as more than that,” Willis said. “He could potentially get into leverage situations, and obviously once we get past the wilds turn he’ll be back in the rotation as he will. will be next year »

Strike a pose: The Indians squad photo is a little different this year compared to seasons past, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic Ahead of Friday’s game, players gathered in left center field and stood several meters apart wearing masks as they posed for team photographer Dan Mendlik, who stood at the top of the bleachers to take the picture Typically the photo is taken with players standing side by side in the stands along the first baseline

Best Men: Willis was asked about his relationship with Pirates manager Derek Shelton, who was a hitting coach with the Indians when Willis was on Eric Wedge’s staff from 2005 to 2009

« I was actually at his wedding, » Willis said « We always kept in touch and talked a lot. He’s just really motivated to keep moving forward and I was very excited for him »

Willis has said at times this season that he will catch scores on a TV screen or see the end of a Pitrates game at the team hotel and text Shelton

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“It’s a year of rebuilding, kind of the start of a new regime over there and it can be difficult,” said Willis “But I’m not surprised he’s in that position and I encourage him – not this weekend – but I think he will do very, very well « 

Noises off: Artificial crowd noise is starting to wear off on Alomar, who said that among the many adjustments he has had to make this year, listening to the constant roar played in otherwise empty stadiums has become boring

« If you haven’t adjusted in 60 games then I don’t know when you are going to adjust, » said Alomar « I think José Ramírez has no problem with that I’m a little tired, but at the end of the day I’d rather have some sort of noise there « 

Load management: As a former receiver Alomar has said that at this point in the season, catchers can use a little extra rest before the playoffs, even if it’s just a day of mental health

“Normally you have to drag them off the pitch,” Alomar said. “They don’t want to go out If they feel mentally strong, physically and mentally you just have to let it roll. Hope we find a at-bat here and there for backup players « 

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