The Cleveland Indians announced Friday that outfielder Jeremie Tice and right handed pitcher Tyler Sturdevant have been promoted to the Akron Aeros from the Single-A Carolina Mudcats. Both Tice and Sturdevant are expected to be in uniform when the Aeros open a four-game road trip at Altoona today.
Tice, 25, was a Carolina League All-Star this season, hitting .282, with 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 52 games with the Mudcats. He was tied for the league lead in home runs and ranked second in slugging percentage at .580. Tice was primarily used as the Mudcats' designated hitter, but has also appeared in left field and first base.
A sixth round selection in the '08 draft out of the College of Charleston, Tice, will be making his initial appearance at the Double-A level.
Tice played 1 season for the Cougars winning SoCon Player of the Year honors in 2008 after he batted .393 with 25 HR's and 83 RBI.