The Indians are designating catcher Beau Taylor for assignment, Mandy Bell of MLB.com was among those to pass along. Right-hander Cam Hill is going on the 60-day injured list, per Zack Meisel of the Athletic (Twitter link). The moves clear a pair of 40-man roster spots for outfielder Ben Gamel and lefty reliever Oliver Pérez, who made the Indians’ Opening Day roster. Cleveland will need to make another 40-man move to accommodate the addition of right-hander Bryan Shaw.
Taylor has only managed 60 MLB plate appearances between the A’s, Blue Jays and Indians over the past two seasons. The 31-year-old backstop carries a .256/.373/.385 line over parts of three years at Triple-A. In addition to that high minors productivity, Taylor still comes with a pair of minor-league option years, so it’s possible other clubs will have interest in him as a depth catcher. Cleveland will have a week to trade him or place him on waivers.
Beau knows… waiver claims?
surprised Beau lasted this long no offense
He should of been DFA last season? Hard pass from my point of view, prior.
I was hoping he’d be one of the DFAs but I didn’t think he would be since they don’t have a third catcher
I would expect that the person DFA’d for Shaw will be an outfielder, either Bradley Zimmer or Harold Ramirez. The other option would be a pitcher, but most of their guys on the 40 are legitimate prospects with multiple options. Jean Carlos Mejia would be on his last option unless he is granted a 4th option year (he should be), and he mostly missed 2019 and hasn’t been above High A. So he would possibly be a candidate, but I would think he would be a near certainty to be claimed.
Just thought of this interesting possibility:Catcher Beau Taylor gets DFA the last week of spring training and Catcher Bo Naylor makes MLB debut the last month of the season.
Plutko traded, clears up more space. HRam is more deserving then either. Glad we got at least money.
Doesn’t he hit higher than Austin Hedges the automatic strikeout machine?
Peart of the game
Beau Taylor should find a spot somewhere here with a bad catching team or an NPB/KBO team.