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

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7 Comments on "Indians Designate Jason Rice For Assignment"

3 years 11 months ago

What’s Rice got to do to stick somewhere?

3 years 11 months ago

Red Sox should gobble him back up.

Jim McGrath
3 years 11 months ago

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

3 years 11 months ago

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

3 years 11 months 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)

3 years 11 months ago

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. 

3 years 11 months 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.