The Cleveland Indians have informed pitcher Aaron Harang that he will not crack their Opening Day roster.
Harang, 35, signed on with the Indians this offseason hoping to compete for the fifth spot in their rotation. He pitched well this spring posting a 2.00 ERA across nine innings of work.
Now Harang can either accept a $100,000 bonus and accept a minor league assignment or he can opt out of his contract on Monday.
The #Indians informed RHP Aaron Harang that he will not make the big league club.
— Nick Camino (@NickCaminoWTAM) March 23, 2014
Considering the need for pitchers and Harang’s solid spring there is a good chance he could find a spot on a big league roster.
Harang split last season between the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners posting a 5-12 record 5.40 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.