Tyler Sturdevant

Position: RHP
Born: 12/20/1985
Height: 6'0
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent on November 20, 2015 (TAM). Originally drafted in the 27th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 1-0 with a 1.56 ERA in 14 games at Durham (Triple-A) with two saves, striking out 21 while walking eight and allowing 13 hits in 17.1 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Durham on May 22 when RHP Steve Geltz was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 5/24/2016

Debut Details
May 24, in a 4-3 win over the Marlins. The third of five pitchers, he tossed two-thirds of an inning, striking out one. Coming on with one out in the sixth inning, in relief of reliever Enny Romero, Sturdevant struck out the first batter he faced, Adeiny Hechavarria, swinging and got Chris Johnson to ground out to third base to end the inning.

Player Notes
Sturdevant, whose fastball occasionally touches the three-digit mark, spent the majority of his career to this point with the Indians, posting a career 2.81 ERA over seven seasons and striking out 327 batters in 301 innings, while scattering 256 hits. He missed the 2013 campaign recovering from Tommy John surgery, and saw only 36.2 IP of work in 2012. He showed he was back in 2014 when he combined between Akron (Double-A/Indians) and Columbus (Triple-A/Indians) for a 2.65 ERA in 46 games out of the pen, collecting eight saves and striking out 54 batters while walking 17 in 57.2 IP. Sturdevant served a 50-game suspension in 2015 for violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (amphetamines), posting a 3.16 ERA in 26 games at Columbus that summer and striking out 30 in 31.1 IP.