The Indians extended six non-roster invitations to major league camp Friday, with all of the invitations coming from within the club’s minor league system.
The players are:
RHP AUSTIN ADAMS
5th-round selection by the Indians in the 2009 first-year player draft, entering his fourth season within the Indians organization.
In 2011 with Akron, Adams went 11-10 in 26 starts, posting a 3.77 ERA (136.0IP, 147H, 57ER, 131SO). He was tied for second in the Eastern League in wins with 11 and was an Eastern League All-Star. No. 8 prospect in the organization entering 2012 according to Baseball America
RHP CHEN-CHANG LEE
International signee out of Peng-Hu County, Taiwan, in Sept. 2008. He split time between Akron and Columbus in 2011, going combined 6-1 with 1 save in 44 relief appearances with a 2.40 ERA (71.1IP, 53H, 19ER, 99SO).
He averaged 12.5 strikeouts per 9 innings in 2011 and limited right-handed batters to a .197 avg. (28-for-142) with just four extra-base hits.
No. 4 prospect in the organization entering 2012 according to Baseball America
RHP TYLER STURDEVANT
Selected in the 27th round of the 2009 draft out of New Mexico State University…Spent time between Columbus, Akron and Kinston in the 2011 season and went 7-3 in 42 appearances with a 2.65ERA (74.2IP, 67H, 22ER, 82SO).
Posted 3.00ERA in the Arizona Fall League after the season (12.0IP, 11H, 4ER, 13K, .239AVG) as 7 of last 8 outings were scoreless (last 4G, 4.2IP, 2H, 0R, 7K)
C CHUN CHEN
Originally from Hulian County, Taiwan, was signed as a non-drafted free agent on September 14th, 2007.
Entering his sixth season in the organization. He spent 2011 at Double-A Akron, batting .262 with 16 home runs and 70 RBI.
Chen was tied for fourth among Indians minor leaguers in RBI and tied for sixth in home runs.
OF CHAD HUFFMAN
Was claimed off outright waivers from the New York Yankees in September of 2010. In 2011 with Columbus, Huffman batted .246 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI.
He was tied for fourth in the International League in walks with 67 and was tied for 10th in doubles with 30.
RHP HECTOR AMBRIZ
Selected by Cleveland in the Major League portion of the Rule V Draft in December of 2009 from Arizona.
Missed all of the 2011 season due to recovering from Tommy John Surgery.
In 2010 he spent the majority of the season with the Indians, going 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA (48.1IP, 68H, 30ER, 37SO).