CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Indians sent young pitching prospect Triston McKenzie to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday afternoon.
Taking his place on the big-league roster is young left-handed reliever Kyle Nelson.
McKenzie earned a spot in the Indians’ rotation this spring but has struggled of late.
This season, McKenzie has posted an ERA of 6.89, with an Major League-high 30 walks in 31 1/3 innings of work. The 23-year-old struck out 41 batters this season.
There is no word on who will replace McKenzie in the Indians’ starting rotation.