CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians claimed left-hander Alex Young on waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.
Young was 2-6 with a 6.26 ERA in two stints with the Diamondbacks this season. He made 30 appearances and two starts before being designated for assignment on July 21.
The Indians selected the 27-year-old, a second-round pick from Texas Christian in 2015, to Triple-A Columbus.
In three seasons for Arizona, Young was 11-15 with a 4.73 ERA in 62 starts, including 24 starts.
To make room on the 40-man list, the Indians transferred right-hander Aaron Civale from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Civale has been out since June 21 with a sprained finger.
Civale was 10-2 with a 3.32 ERA when he had to be ruled to start against the Chicago Cubs. He is scheduled to launch a fastball-only bullpen session on Tuesday, when the Indians have a better idea of when he could be back in their rotation.
Cleveland opens a two-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.