In the biennial vote for Major League Baseball Players Association officers, Indians starter Justin Masterson has been elected alternate association player representative, joining Carlos Villanueva.
The alternate player rep post ranks one step below the union’s highest elected player position, association player representative, a position held by Curtis Granderson and Jeremy Guthrie.
One other recent Tribe pitcher, Kevin Slowey, was elected as one of two alternate pension committee representatives. Slowey is currently a free agent.
The Tribe’s Arizona League shortstop, Dorssys Paulino, 18, was named to the nine-player Topps Short Season/Rookie League Team.
Paulino batted .355 with 14 doubles, six homers, 30 RBI, an OPS of 1.015 and a slugging percentage of .610 in 41 games in Arizona. Late in the season he was promoted to Mahoning Valley, where he batted .271 with five doubles, one home run, and eight RBI in 15 games.