Indians Designate Jason Rice For Assignment

The Indians announced today on Twitter that they've designated minor league reliever Jason Rice for assignment to open a 40-man roster spot for reliever Zach Putnam.

Rice began the year in Boston's system and was traded to the Athletics for Conor Jackson on August 31st.  Then one week ago the Indians claimed him off waivers from the A's, and now he's been bumped off the Tribe's 40-man roster.

Rice, 25, posted a 3.69 ERA, 9.4 K/9, 4.4 BB/9, and 0.6 HR/9 in 85 1/3 Triple-A innings this year.  He sits in the mid-90s with a hammer curveball, according to Red Sox vice president of player development and amateur scouting Mike Hazen


7 Responses to Indians Designate Jason Rice For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 4 years ago

    What’s Rice got to do to stick somewhere?

  2. corkyciv 4 years ago

    Red Sox should gobble him back up.

  3. Jim McGrath 4 years ago

    The Sox should pick him back up–this kid has some tools.

    • Mudhens 4 years ago

      And apparently great character too! I hope the Tigers take a look as well.

  4. jgmaynard 4 years ago

    I met him once at a charity event. He seemed like nice enough of a guy for the two minutes  I talked to him – poor fellow – this kinda behavior is usually reserved for the guys the team doesn’t want to be around. :O)

  5. Totaly wrong of the indians GM to do this to Rice.  The A’s were trying to squeeze him through waiver for the AAA playoffs but the indians surprised everyone and picked him up.  Why not let him develop more in AAA. 

  6. RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

    Texas should pick him up. They need depth in the minors with the Erlin and Weiland losses and it sounds like his stuff could possibly be good in our park.

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