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Preston Claiborne | Relief Pitcher | #63

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 17 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details
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Indians signed RHP Preston Claiborne to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Claiborne, 30, made it up for one appearance with the Rangers in 2017 but spent nearly all of the year at Triple-A, holding a 1.89 ERA over 38 appearances. He'll compete for a middle relief job but will likely wind up at Triple-A Columbus as depth. Jan 26 - 4:27 PM

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Preston Claiborne has elected free agency.

The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 1.89 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 42/15 K/BB ratio over 38 innings at Triple-A Round Rock in 2017. He shouldn't have any trouble landing a minor league deal with a spring training invite this off-season.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Rangers sent RHP Preston Claiborne outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Claiborne was designated for assignment by Texas last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old right-hander holds a 4.05 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 73 1/3 career innings at the major league level.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Rangers designated RHP Preston Claiborne for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jason Grilli. Claiborne allowed three earned runs over two innings of relief in his one appearance with Texas earlier this month.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 01:12:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A Round Rock.

Claiborne allowed three earned runs over two innings of relief in his one appearance with Texas. He's getting the boot to clear a 25-man roster spot for Andrew Cashner.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 09:18:00 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Round Rock.

Claiborne last appeared in a major league game back in 2014, with the Yankees, but the 29-year-old righty has registered a dominant 1.37 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He'll work in middle relief for the Rangers.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Marlins sent RHP Preston Claiborne outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Claiborne missed all of the 2015 season with a shoulder injury.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:10:00 PM

Preston Claiborne has been diagnosed with a right shoulder injury and will be out at least a month.

Claiborne was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans earlier this week. He will do most of his rehab at the Marlins' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A New Orleans.

Claiborne had a very good showing this spring in the Grapefruit League, but the Marlins had no room for him on the Opening Day roster. The 27-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Yankees in December and should get a look at some point in Miami.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Marlins claimed RHP Preston Claiborne off waivers from the Yankees.

Claiborne holds a career 3.79 ERA with 58 strikeouts over 71 1/3 innings of relief. He's a solid middle reliever who provided the Yankees' wrecked pitching staff with a little bit of stability during the 2014 season. He should continue to find relief innings with the Marlins in 2015.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Yankees designated RHP Preston Claiborne for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Gonzalez Germen. Claiborne, who turns 27 next month, holds a career 3.79 ERA with 58 strikeouts over 71 1/3 relief frames.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 03:27:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne has posted a cool 3.57 ERA in 17 2/3 innings this season for New York. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:40:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne has posted a 3.57 ERA in 17 2/3 innings this season with the Yanks. He should be back eventually.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne has allowed one run over four relief frames in his two relief appearances with the big club this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne threw 32 pitches in relief of Michael Pineda on Wednesday night, so it's no surprise to see him head back to the minors. He should be back at some point soon.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 04:26:00 PM

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3B1Jose Ramirez
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LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
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RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
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