Right handed veteran Aaron Harang was hoping to fight for a spot in Cleveland’s starting rotation but failed to do so, despite pitching fairly well this Spring.
The 35 year old pitcher appeared in four games this year, starting two. He’s only pitched through nine even innings of work, but he’s currently 2-0 with an ERA at 2.00. Harang has only been charged with two earned runs, one coming against the Seattle Mariners on March 2nd and the other coming against the San Francisco Giants on March 16th.
Now according to Nick Camino on Twitter, the Cleveland Indians have informed Harang that he will not make the big league roster.
The #Indians informed RHP Aaron Harang that he will not make the big league club.
— Nick Camino (@NickCaminoWTAM) March 23, 2014
This leaves him with two options, he will either opt out of his contract by tomorrow or he could accept his assignment to the Minors and receive a bonus of $100,000. Which isn’t all that bad if you ask me, but I’ve never made anything close to a million.