MLB News: Indians claim Mike McDade off of waivers

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has claimed infielder Mike McDade off outright waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

McDade, 23, spent the 2012 season between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Las Vegas where he hit a combined .285 (128-449) with 19 doubles, one triple, 17 home runs and 67 runs batted in  in 118 games between the two stops (.360OB/.445SLG/.806OPS). During his month stint in Las Vegas to end the season he hit .338 (24-71) with 3 doubles, two home runs and drove in 18 over his final 18 games of the season (.885OPS). For the year the switch-hitting first baseman hit .298 (97-326) against right-handed pitching.

The Las Vegas, Nevada native was Toronto’s 6th round selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Silverado High School. He was named Class-A Dunedin’s Team MVP in 2010 and in 2011 at AA New Hampshire he finished 3rd in the Eastern League with 37 doubles and was a midseason EL All-Star.

Wade, who was claimed from New York last month, had been a non-tender candidate. He had a projected salary (per MLB Trade Rumors) of $700K after posting a 6.46 ERA with 8.8 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 in 39 innings with the Yankees.
To allow room on the 40-man roster for McDade the Indians have designated left-handed pitcher Chris Seddon for assignment.
  • Big Z

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Wait… I don’t even know who that is…

  • yaakoob

    Just can’t wait for the season to begin.