Indians Designate Nick Goody For Assignment, Add Three To 40- Man Roster
The Indians declared Wednesday that they’ve assigned right-hander Nick Goody for task and chose the agreements of outfielder Daniel Johnson, right-hander Triston McKenzie and left-hander Scott Moss.
The 28- year-old Goody had a fabulous 2017 season in Cleveland, pitching to a 2.80 ERA with 11.9 K/9, 3.3 BB/9 and 1.2 HR/9 in 54 innings of help. He was a Statcast dear that season, positioning among the game’s best as far as anticipated weighted on-base normal (xwOBA), however he missed a great part of the 2018 season because of an elbow strain. Goody was apparently back in strong structure in 2019 when scored a 3.54 ERA with a 50- to-22 K/BB proportion in 40 2/3 innings (in addition to another solid .253 xwOBA), yet Cleveland clearly didn’t have enthusiasm for paying him an anticipated $1.1MM intervention compensation.
Greenery was gained in the three-group bargain that sent Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati this past summer and just permitted four runs in 28 2/3 small time innings with the Indians. McKenzie, long one of the Indians’ best prospects, didn’t contribute 2019 because of back damage yet delighted in a brilliant 2018 season in Double-An in spite of pitching the majority of the year at the time of 20. The Indians naturally weren’t eager to hazard losing the previous No. 42 pick, who has been a top-100 prospect three years running. Johnson, in the mean time, arrived at Triple-A without precedent for 2019 and posted a consolidated .290/.361/.507 batting line over the Indians’ best two partners.