Nick Hagadone made his Double-A debut Tuesday night for the Aeros, giving up three runs on three hits (including a home run), two walks and a hit batter over four innings in the Aeros 5-3 victory over visiting Erie at Canal Park.
Still limited to a strict pitch count after undergoing Tommy John ligament replacement surgery in June 2008, the left-hander did strike out five batters in his brief outing.
The 24-year old, whom Baseball America tabbed as the Tribe's third-best prospect heading into the season, was acquired from the Red Sox along with Indians right-hander Justin Masterson and Aeros reliever Bryan Price.
Hagadone joined the Aeros Tuesday from high Class-A Kinston, where he went 1-3 with a 2.39 ERA in 10 starts. He limited opponents to 28 hits in 37 2/3 innings, striking out 45 batters while holding opposing batters to a .206 average.