The Indians claimed Shane Lindsay off waivers from the Yankees, according to a team press release. It's the second time in the last month that Lindsay has been claimed on waivers; the Yankees claimed him from the Rockies on May 14th. To make room for the 25-year-old right-hander on the 40-man roster, the Indians transferred Grady Sizemore from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
Lindsay, who was designated for assignment when the Yankees signed Chad Gaudin, did not pitch in a game after the Yankees assigned him to extended spring training. Lindsay began the year at Triple A Colorado Springs, where he posted 11.2 BB/9 and 12.5 K/9. The Australian has always walked lots of batters, but he has some promise. Baseball America praised Lindsay's mid-90s fastball and knuckle-curve in their 2010 handbook