Despite exercising the lefty’s option for $1.5MM in November, the Indians have decided to get rid of Aaron Fultz. They’ve replaced him with Craig Breslow.
MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince said the Indians are likely to designate Fultz and attempt to find a trade partner. The Tribe is likely to be on the hook for his salary.
In ’07, Fultz posted a 1.71 ERA and 1.70 K/BB ratio in 21 innings prior to a strained ribcage. Even then he was a bit over his head in allowing just 11 hits in that time. After Fultz returned in August, he posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.38 K/BB in 16 innings. The biggest change was the 20 hits allowed over that period; I’m not sure his injury caused that difference.