Ben Taylor (pitcher, born 1992)

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Ben Taylor
Cleveland Indians – No. 35
Born: (1992-11-12) November 12, 1992 (age 26)
Montgomery, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 2017, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 5.40
Strikeouts 26

Benjamin Alan Taylor (born November 12, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Boston Red Sox.


Boston Red Sox

Taylor attended Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School in Montgomery, Alabama, graduating in 2011. He attended Chattahoochee Valley Community College for two years, and the University of South Alabama for the final two years of his college baseball career. The Boston Red Sox selected Taylor in the seventh round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.[1] He signed and made his professional debut with the Lowell Spinners of the Class A Short Season, and after compiling a 1.80 ERA in ten relief innings, he was promoted to the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League in July where he was 0-2 with a 3.40 ERA in ten starts. In 2016, Taylor pitched for the Salem Red Sox of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League, going a combined 1-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 36 games (three starts).

Taylor was on the Red Sox' Opening Day 25-man roster for the 2017 season.[2][3] He was optioned to the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Class AAA International League on April 13, and he spent the remainder of the season between Pawtucket and Boston. In 12 games for Pawtucket he posted a 2.70 ERA,[4] and in 14 games for Boston, he was 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA.

Taylor was designated for assignment on February 18, 2018.[5]

Cleveland Indians

On February 25, 2018, Taylor was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians.[6] He was designated for assignment on March 29, 2018. After clearing waivers, Taylor was outrighted to the Columbus Clippers on April 2, 2018.[7]

The Indians purchased Taylor's contract and added him to their active roster on May 2, 2018.[8]


  1. ^ "Brew Tech grad picked in baseball draft". Montgomery Advertiser. June 9, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
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  3. ^ "Righty Ben Taylor makes Red Sox Opening Day roster". CSN New England. March 31, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ben Taylor Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Todd, Jeff (February 18, 2018). "Red Sox Sign Eduardo Nunez". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
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  7. ^ Hoynes, Paul (April 2, 2018). "Kansas City claims Abraham Almonte; Ben Taylor outrighted to Class AAA Columbus".
  8. ^ Hoynes, Paul (May 2, 2018). "Cleveland Indians promote Ben Taylor from Class AAA Columbus, DFA Matt Belisle".

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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