Good news in a short amount of time for some of the newest members in the Tribe farm system. The Cleveland Indians have recalled LHP Zach Jackson from the Buffalo Bisons. The southpaw is expected to start for the Tribe on Thursday night against Baltimore.
The 25-year old was acquired in the Indians’ C.C. Sabathia trade with the Milwaukee Brewers on July 7 and has spent the last five weeks with the Bisons. In eight games with the Herd, the southpaw was 3-1 with a 4.05ERA (26.2IP, 25H, 12ER, 5BB, 20K). He has limited International League hitters to a .243 (25-103) average against, including a .182 (12-66) mark against right-handed hitters.
Jackson’s debut comes 10 days after recently acquired Anthony Reyes (trade with St. Louis) debuted with Cleveland.
The Bisons are back at Dunn Tire Park Thursday afternoon. Right now, Jackson’s turn in the rotation is “TBA” but Aaron Laffey is a probable and would still throw on five days rest.