ZEBULON — The Cleveland Indians on Aug. 14 announced the promotions of Carolina Mudcats pitcher Cody Anderson and outfielder Tyler Naquin to the Double-A Akron Aeros.
Anderson, 22, was named the Indians’ player of the week Aug. 5-12, when he dominated the Frederick Keys over seven shutout innings. Frederick’s batters went 3-for-22 against the right-hander, and not one of the Keys passed second base.
The Quincy, Calif., native was 9-4 in his first season with the Mudcats after being snagged by Cleveland in the 11th round of the 2011 draft.
Anderson recorded the best ERA of the Carolina League at 2.34 in 123.1 innings. He struck out 112 batters, the third most in the Cleveland farm system.
Naquin, also 22, leaves behind a .277 average over 108 games with Carolina.
The center fielder and lead-off batter amassed 124 base hits and 42 runs as a Mudcat, including nine home runs.
He also led the team with 69 runs scored and 27 doubles.
Naquin was a first-round pick by the Indians and the 15th overall in the 2012 Amateur Draft.
Both Naquin and Anderson – Naquin in his first full professional baseball season – were named to the Carolina League All-Star team earlier this summer.
Their promotions made up a third of recent moves affecting the Mudcats’ roster.
Among the others, outfielder Logan Vick was recently promoted to Carolina from Class A Lake County. The Midwest League All-Star hit .281 in 107 games with the Captains.
He stole 25 bases, and batted out 45 RBIs, 23 doubles and five runs.
On Tuesday, Vick reached base five times in a 10-9 loss to the Salem Red Sox. He finished the night with three walks, a double and an RBI single.
Vick managed to make his way on base in eight of his final 11 at-bats of the series with Salem.