Indians add Federowicz and Wojciechowski on minors deals


The Indians probably wanted to see how many typos they could create when they signed both pitcher Asher Wojciechowski and catcher Tim Federowicz to minor league deals on Thursday.

Both players will report to spring training but figure to spend most, if not all, of the 2019 season at Triple-A.

Wojciechowski, 30, spent last season at Triple-A posting a 4.53 ERA in 119 1/3 innings of work. He began last season with the Orioles and later was released after using an opt-out in his contract. He struggled down the stretch going 0-5 with a 7.01 ERA after latching on with the White Sox Triple-A club. Wojciechowski made his big league debut with the Astros in 2015 and most recently pitched in 25 games with the Reds in the majors in 2017 where he made 8 starts and posted a 4-3 record and a 6.50 ERA overall.

The 31-year-old Federowicz appeared in 15 big league games last season, ironically with the Astros and Reds. Though he has appeared in 134 big league games since 2001, Federowicz has never really found continued playing time an holds a .199/.247/.323 batting line. It would be a surprise if spent more than a cup of coffee with the Indians this season.

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