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Former Marble Falls pitcher Bryan Price added to Cleveland’s 40-player roster



CLEVELAND — Former Marble Falls High School pitcher Bryan Price was added to the 40-player roster of the Cleveland Indians on Nov. 20.

“In Bryan’s case, it was a guy that really thrived this year in Triple-A,” Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. “He made a lot of progress in how he attacked hitters. He features a good fastball and two good secondary pitches. He was one of the more effective relievers in all of Triple-A.”

By making the roster, Price, who graduated in 2005, is protected from exposure to December’s Rule 5 Draft. That means players with an organization who are selected by another team will be on that squad’s 25-man roster for the entirety of next season and must remain active and not on the disabled list for 90 days. Squads that draft these players pay the team that originally had the player $50,000. But if the selected player doesn’t remain on the new team’s 25-player roster, he is offered to the team from which he was selected for $25,000. If the original team declines, the receiving team may waive the player.

The 27-year-old Price stands 6 foot 4 inches tall and has a career ERA of 3.61 with 176 earned runs and 427 strikeouts since becoming a professional player in 2008. He played for Triple A Columbus.

“He could (contend for a roster spot in Spring Training),” Antonietti said. “He will come into camp, and we will have to see how things shake out in our bullpen, but he could be a guy that comes in and earns a spot.”

Other players added to the Indians’ 40-man roster included first baseman Jèsus Aguilar, outfielder Carlos Moncrief, right-hander Austin Adams and infielder Erik Gonzalez.