The Guardians designated outfielder Alex Call for assignment this afternoon. The move cleared the necessary 40-man roster spot for Hunter Gaddis, who was promoted to make his major league debut against the Astros.
Call made it to the majors for the first time a few weeks ago. The 27-year-old outfielder was brought up in mid-July, ultimately appearing in his first 12 big league games. He collected two hits (both singles) with four walks and strikeouts apiece before being optioned back to Triple-A Columbus. The former White Sox’s third-round pick has spent the bulk of the season with the Clippers, posting excellent numbers. Through 301 trips to the plate, Call owns a .281/.420/.498 line with 11 home runs and matching 16.3% strikeout and walk rates.
He’s split his time fairly evenly between all three outfield spots and still has all three minor league option years remaining. That could draw him some attention from opposing clubs once he hits the waiver wire in the next few days.