The Cleveland Indians have officially acquired right-handed pitcher Jarrett Grube from the Toronto Blue Jays, the clubs announced on Sunday afternoon. The Indians have elected to immediately assign Grube to Triple-A Columbus.
It is also worth noting that the seasoned right-hander will head to Cleveland in exchange only for cash considerations.
The 35-year-old Grube has just one big league appearance under his belt despite his age. With the lone outing coming back in 2014 as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, he amassed a mere two-thirds of an inning pitched while allowing one hit, one earned run and one home run. However, he did not register a walk, strikeout, win, loss, save, hold or blown save as a result of the appearance from three seasons ago.
Most recently, Grube made 11 starts for Triple-A Buffalo, the highest minor league affiliate of the Blue Jays. Over the course of 55.2 innings of work in 2017, he has produced a 6.14 ERA alongside a nearly even 2-3 record. While his opponents batted .286 against him during his time in upstate New York, Grube also accumulated 47 strikeouts against 21 walks for Triple-A Buffalo.
He was originally selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 10th round of the 2004 MLB Draft and has become quite the journeyman over the years. Although remaining at the Triple-A level since 2009, he has received just one opportunity to showcase his talents at the big league level as it stands today.