Cleveland Indians pitcher Triston McKenzie optioned to Triple-A

May 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie (24) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians right-hander Triston McKenzie was optioned to Triple-A Columbus before Sunday’s game against the visiting Seattle Mariners.

In a corresponding roster move, infielder Ernie Clement was recalled from Columbus.

McKenzie, 23, failed to get out of the first inning in Saturday’s 5-4, 10-inning win over Seattle. The 2015 draft pick walked four and allowed one run while recording just two outs.

In 11 games — 10 starts — with Cleveland this season, McKenzie is 1-3 with a 6.38 ERA. He is 3-4 with a 5.00 ERA in 19 career games — 16 starts — with the Indians.

–Field Level Media