Shelley Duncan DH TB 2 Months
Shelly Duncan has elected free agency.
The lumbering 34-year-old slashed a putrid .182/.297/.309 with two homers and six RBI in 55 at-bats with the Indians in 2013, and wasn't much better with a .215/.287/.382 line at Triple-A. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal this offseason with an invitation to spring training
Shelley Duncan DH TB 7 Months
Shelly Duncan has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Durham.
Duncan was hitting a meager .182/.297/.309 through his first 64 plate appearances with the Rays before being designated for assignment on Tuesday. He'll serve as organizational depth in the minors for the time being, but should make his way back to the Rays at some point this season.
Shelley Duncan DH TB 8 Months
Rays purchased the contract of OF/DH Shelley Duncan from Triple-A Durham.
Duncan was reassigned to minor league camp earlier this month, but he's back with the big club after Luke Scott's injury. He should see plenty of time in the DH slot against lefties while Scott is out.
Shelley Duncan DH TB Oct 11 '12
Shelley Duncan has elected to become a free agent.
Duncan refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus and will instead look to latch on with an organization that will give him a shot at a 25-man roster spot. The 33-year-old outfielder hit .203/.288/.388 in 264 plate appearances this past season for the Tribe.
Shelley Duncan DH TB Aug 18 '12
Shelley Duncan hit his first career grand slam to account for all of the Indians' scoring Friday against the A's.
Duncan was 7-for-20 (.350) with the bases loaded in his career, but his only extra-base hit was a double. If only the Indians would decide to release Duncan tomorrow (and no one else picked him up), he'd finish the season with 11 homers and 29 runs scored for the third straight year. However, it looks like he'll get another 60-80 at-bats to add to those totals.
Shelley Duncan DH TB Aug 07 '12
Shelley Duncan smashed a two-run homer on Tuesday in a losing effort against the Twins.
Duncan finished the evening 1-for-3. His second inning blast off Samuel Deduno gave the Tribe an early 3-1 lead that they were unable to protect and hold onto. While his .224 average is uninspiring, Duncan has flashed solid power in limited playing time, with 10 taters and 27 RBI in 192 at-bats on the season.
Shelley Duncan DH TB Jul 07 '12
Shelley Duncan homered and drove home two as the Indians topped the Rays 7-3 in Cleveland on Saturday.
Duncan's two-run blast off Wade Davis in the eighth inning provided valuable insurance runs, increasing the Indians lead to 7-2. He's now hitting .222 with eight homers and 22 RBI on the season, though he's likely to only see sporadic at-bats with Travis Hafner back and occupying the DH slot in the lineup.