Tigers Claim Kelvin De La Cruz

The Tigers announced that they claimed left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz off of waivers from the Indians. The Tigers have optioned the 23-year-old to Double-A.

It's been a busy few months for De La Cruz, who has been traded to the Rangers, re-acquired by the Indians and then designated for assignment. He posted a 4.19 ERA with 9.9 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 in 86 innings as a starter and reliever at Double-A last year. The 6'5" lefty has typically walked and struck out lots of opponents, as his career rates of 8.9 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9 indicate.


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18 Comments on "Tigers Claim Kelvin De La Cruz"


Lastings
3 years 5 months ago

This guy brings new meaning to the song, “I’ve Been Everywhere”, man…

chico65
3 years 5 months ago

I had been thinking there’d been an explosion in De La Cruzs in MLB over the past few months, but just realized it’s been this poor fellow alone all along.

3 years 5 months ago

Great!! Now just wait for Cleveland to want him back…it’ll happen.

LiveFastCyYoung
3 years 5 months ago

Casey Fien: The Sequel

$17049574
3 years 5 months ago

Just what the Tigers need: another lefty who walks a ton of batters.

philliesfan136
3 years 5 months ago

The Tigers will then place him on waivers at 5:00 P.M.

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

It’s 5:24…

philliesfan136
3 years 5 months ago

sarcasm. -_-

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

I know…

theroundsquare
3 years 5 months ago

The Tigers have done well with former Indians like Peralta and Martinez.  This guy def. puts them over the top.

Eduardo Medina
3 years 5 months ago

if I hear that name again I’ll kill myself…

Running Scared
3 years 5 months ago

which one. De La Cruz? Peralta? Martinez? Let me know.

David X
3 years 5 months ago

De La Cruz immediately vaulted to No. 3 on the Tigers’ Top 10 prospect list.

verlander
3 years 5 months ago

A hard thrower with control issues? Nice, we needed another one of those.

Bradley Griffiths
3 years 5 months ago

I saw him pitch a few times in the minors and he does have control issues at times but he has a lot of promise. I was hoping he would clear waivers and not at the same time. He did not deserve what the Indians did with him the last few months. Give him a couple years and bet he is another one of the ex-Indians that come back to bite them.

3 years 5 months ago

This guy has been a starter for the vast majority of his time in the minors.  Maybe a move to the bullpen could be his ticket.  Power lefties don’t grow on trees.

verlander
3 years 5 months ago

//Power lefties don’t grow on trees.//

True.  Probably a big reason why we haven’t dumped Oliver yet.

Running Scared
3 years 5 months ago

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