RP - CLE
The Cleveland Indians have optioned reliever James Karinchak to Triple-A Columbus. His roster spot will go to first baseman Bobby Bradley, who was activated from the IL.
Karinchak is 7-4 with a 4.14 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and .179 OBA through 54.1 innings this season. He has also walked 32 batters while striking out 77. The 25-year-old has struggled immensely as of late, accruing a 9.75 ERA over his last 15 starts. He gave up a three-run homer while failing to retire a batter against Boston on Friday.
Cleveland right-hander James Karinchak threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings in a 7-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. He struck out two and allowed just one hit.
Karinchak picked up a hold for his efforts. The young right-hander has really struggled in the second half, posting a 6.92 ERA over his last 15 appearances. On the year, he has a 7-3 record, 3.64 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 11 saves, 13 holds, and 77 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings of work.
Cleveland right-hander James Karinchak allowed a run in his lone inning of work in a 4-3 loss to Oakland on Tuesday.
Karinchak was credited with a blown save as he was unable to protect a 3-2 lead. The young hurler has struggled over the second half. He has a 10.13 ERA over his past seven games.
Cleveland right-hander James Karinchak allowed three runs in 1/3 of an inning in a 12-11 win over the White Sox on Saturday. He walked one and gave up two hits, including a two-run homer.
Karinchak has really been struggling of late. In his previous outing before Saturday, he allowed two runs without recording an out. Overall, Karinchak has a 7-3 record, 3.74 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 11 saves, nine holds, and 70 strikeouts over 45 2/3 innings of work.
Cleveland right-hander James Karinchak threw a scoreless eighth inning in a 3-2 win over the Rays on Sunday. He worked around one walk in the frame.
Karinchak picked up the win, improving his record to 7-2, to go along with a 2.84 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 11 saves, and 69 strikeouts over 44 1/3 innings of work. He has been splitting save opportunities with Emmanuel Clase for much of the season.