Indians Outright Head, Talbot

The Indians outrighted outfielder Jerad Head and righty Mitch Talbot today, the team announced on Twitter.  The moves drop the 40-man roster count to 38, though Carlos Carrasco, Josh Tomlin, Michael Brantley, and Shin-Soo Choo still need to be activated from the 60-day DL.

Talbot is now a minor league free agent, according to the Indians, and he is out of options, as's Jordan Bastian notes (on Twitter).  The 28-year-old started 12 games for the Indians and posted a 6.64 ERA with 5.1 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 63 2/3 innings.  He spent time on the disabled list with a strained lower back and was outrighted to the minors in August.  

Head, also 28, made his MLB debut this year.  He spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he hit 24 homers and posted a .284/.338/.526 line in 463 plate appearances.  He can elect free agency, as he has previously been outrighted.

12 Responses to Indians Outright Head, Talbot Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 4 years ago

    Let’s see if that first comment makes it through the moderator…

  2. chico65 4 years ago

    Why not.  We outsource jobs.  Why not outright head while we’re at it?

  3. bigpat 4 years ago

    Off with their heads! 

  4. chico65 4 years ago

    Some lucky team is going to get Head soon

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      Nats look to extend Wang, also pick up Head off waivers.

  5. Matt Moore 4 years ago

    Wow!!! Can we stop with the one dirty name a day thing MLBTR?

  6. mgsports 4 years ago

    I hope your not the Rays Pitcher with that name. Talbot Yankees.

  7. FamousGrouse 4 years ago

    First the Ching Ming Wang extension and now this.

  8. FamousGrouse 4 years ago

    First the Ching Ming Wang extension and now this.

  9. Now, remove the turbin from Durbin!  He needs to find employment elsewhere.

  10. ShadowMe 4 years ago

    OK, time to start thinking about 2012… Bedard has a LOT left and the price could be value-packed. Chris Young is a walking DL, but if he can pass a physical and stay healthy, he could be the steal of the decade. Love to see them both in Tribe uniforms this Spring. We need a starter to spell for Carrasco in 2012, and then maybe a 5th (& long relief) after that; Chris Young would fit well if the $$ was right. Bedard is a solid #2/#3 on many staffs, and would fit in nicely. He pitched very well in Seattle in 2011, but never got on track in Boston. Turns out that Boston had serious cluhouse issues, so I’ll give Bedard a pass on that one.

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