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Cleveland Indians: The strange decision to DFA Nick Goody

There were spurts in 2019 during which Nick Goody looked like the best reliever in the Cleveland Indians bullpen. Naturally, it comes as something of a surprise to learn that he was designated for assignment in advance of the Rule 5 Draft.

Triston McKenzie, Scott Moss, and Daniel Johnson were added to the 40-man roster, and the Indians needed to part with one player to make room. Goody was the casualty.

At surface level, it’s an odd decision to say the least. Tyler Clippard, the guy who was probably the Tribe’s actual best reliever in 2019, is a free agent.