Indians recall Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 27: Cleveland Indians Pitcher Shawn Armstrong (51) delivers a pitch to the plate during the ninth inning of the Major League Baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians on May 27, 2017, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. Kansas City defeated Cleveland 5-2. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)
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The Cleveland Indians have officially recalled right-handed relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus, the club announced on Sunday morning. In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Indians have also elected to option infielder Giovanny Urshela down to the same affiliate.

Urshela was just promoted by the Indians over the weekend as his latest stint in Cleveland was a short one.

The 26-year-old Armstrong is currently in the midst of his third big league campaign, all of which have come as a member of the Indians. While making 27 career relief appearances over the years, nine of those outings have come this time around.

Over the course of an even 12 innings of work in 2017, Armstrong has compiled a 6.00 ERA alongside a 1-0 record and 13 strikeouts against six walks. For his big league tenure, he has amassed a 3.82 ERA, 1-0 record and 31 strikeouts against 13 walks over the course of 30.2 innings of work in all.

On the other hand, the 25-year-old Urshela failed to make an appearance at the big league level in 2016 before making just one this time around. Over the course of four at-bats for the Indians this season, he has failed to register a hit, run, walk or RBI. For his big league career, which began with 81 regular-season appearances back in 2015, Urshela currently owns a .221 batting average with six home runs and 21 RBIs in addition to a .275 on-base percentage.

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