Carmona And Brown Sent Back To Minors

Andrew Brown

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Right-handers Fausto Carmona and Andrew Brown, both of whom had impressive stints this spring, were sent to Class AAA Buffalo today by the Indians.

Carmona went 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA in four exhibition games, including two starts. In 12 innings overall, he allowed 13 hits and only two runs, striking out eight without issuing a walk.

"Fausto has been very impressive," said manager Eric Wedge. "He's probably earned the first shot at a rotation spot should something happen to one of our five starters."

FAUSTO CARMONA'S MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER

Yr

Team

Age

W

L

ERA

G

GS

IP

H

BB

SO

01

DSL Indians

17

4

2

3.11

14

13

75.1

69

12

47

02

Burlington

18

2

4

3,30

13

11

76.1

89

10

42

02

Mahoning Val.

18

0

0

0.00

3

0

4

2

1

0

03

Lake County

19

17

4

2.06

24

24

148.1

117

14

83

03

Akron

19

0

0

4.50

1

1

6

8

0

3

04

Kinston

20

5

2

2.83

12

12

70

68

20

57

04

Akron

20

4

8

4.97

15

15

87

114

21

63

04

Buffalo

20

1

0

6.00

1

1

6

6

3

2

05

Akron

21

6

5

4.07

14

14

90.2

100

20

57

05

Buffalo

21

7

4

3.25

13

12

83

76

15

49

Minor Totals

46

29

3.28

110

103

646.2

649

116

403


Brown had no record, one save and a 3.86 ERA in six appearances. In seven innings, he gave up seven hits, three earned runs, four walks and struck out seven.

"Andrew threw the ball very well and I would think that he and Fausto will contribute to the major league team at some point this season," general manager Mark Shapiro said.

The moves left Cleveland with 38 players in its major league camp.

ANDREW BROWN'S MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER

Yr

Team

Age

W

L

ERA

G

GS

IP

H

BB

SO

99

GC Braves

18

1

1

2.34

11

11

42.1

40

16

67

00

Injured - DNP

19

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

01

Jamestown

20

3

4

3.92

14

12

64.1

50

31

59

02

Vero Beach

21

10

10

4.11

25

24

127

97

62

129

03

Injured - DNP

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

04

Jacksonville

23

1

3

4.02

8

8

40.1

36

14

58

04

Akron

23

3

6

4.66

17

17

77.1

66

36

67

04

Buffalo

23

1

0

0.00

1

1

5

4

3

4

05

Buffalo

24

4

2

3.36

49

0

69.2

52

19

81

Minor Totals

23

26

3.84

125

73

424.2

345

181

455

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