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The Journal Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017 1:00 am


Indians acquire DeKalb grad


The Cleveland Indians acquired right-handed pitcher and DeKalb graduate Jarrett Grube from the Toronto Blue Jays, it was announced Sunday. The Indians assigned Grube to Triple-A Columbus (Ohio).

Grube made 11 starts for Triple-A Buffalo. He was 2-3 with a 6.14 ERA in 55 2/3 innings. Opponents batted .286 against Grube, who has 47 strikeouts and 21 walks.

Grube was previously in the Cleveland organization.

He is 77-67 with a 4.35 ERA in 398 minor league appearances (183 starts) between the Rockies (2004-09), Mariners (2010-11), Angels (2013-14), Indians (2015-16) and Blue Jays (2017) organizations. He was originally selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 10th round of the 2004 draft.

The 35-year-old Grube has just one big league appearance, in 2014 with the Los Angeles Angels.

Chapman back on mound

Aroldis Chapman rejoined his New York Yankees teammates Sunday ready to pitch again after more than a month on the disabled list. Manager Joe Girardi used Chapman in the eighth inning of the Yankees' 4-3 loss to Oakland on Sunday. He had one strikeout. Chapman had been sidelined since May 13 with inflammation in the rotator cuff of his left pitching shoulder. He is 1-0 with seven saves in eight chances this season.