Damon Designated for Assignment; Carrera Recalled

From the Indians:

“The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled OF EZEQUIEL CARRERA from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. To allow room on the 25-man roster the Indians have designated OF JOHNNY DAMON for assignment.

Carrera, 25, has spent the entire 2012 season to date with Columbus where he hit .294 (116-394) with 65 runs scored, 19 doubles, 6 triples, 6 home runs, 42 RBI and 26 steals in 33 attempts (.345OB/.419SLG/.764OPS). In the second half he hit .420 (37-88) with 21 runs, 8 2B, 3 3B, 2HR and 16RBI in 21 games, hitting safely in 20 straight games from July 12-30 and was recently named Player of the Week by the International League and Indians organization. Among International League batters he is 2nd in the IL in runs (65), 3rd in hits (116) and steals (26), tied for 4th in triples (6) and 11th in batting average (.294). He hit .297 off left-handed pitching and .293 against right-handers.

Damon, signed by the Indians on April 17, hit .222 (46-207) with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs and 19RBI in 64 games.

Carrera will be in uniform tonight in Detroit wearing #12.”

The youth movement is underway.

  • sgtkickarse

    Good. Now keep it up and keep dumping the one year contract has beens on this team and bring up our younger guys for last two months and see what they can do. Can’t be worse than getting swept by Minn and KC back to back.

  • Ohiodevil

    Hopefully Duncan is nexy

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  • SDA

    yep here we go rebuild 2012. next we will get to here how this crop of average minor leaguers are gonna be the next ’95 team.

  • saggy

    is that like next + sexy?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Carrera is brutal already one misplayed ball which I think went for an error. He doubled and scored a run but big deal it’s 7-1. This guy might hit but he is an absolute horrendous defender.

  • Kildawg

    I think the next to go position player wise is either Kotchman or Hannahan when Hafner returns from paternity list. Then again Carrera could be optioned back down for the rest of the month. Accardo is the next pitcher to go to make room for Seddon, who will compete with Kluber for a rotation spot until Hernandez returns. Loser of that will be another Sept. call-up.

  • Zeke gets a bad rap for misplaying one ball tonight. He’s going to be solid, people, relax. Plus, anytime a ball was hit to Damon/Duncan, it made me hold my breath. They looked like they were trying to catch a knuckleball. Good move on Damon…at least a month too late though.

  • SDA

    hell, why not send down Masterson. I did on my fantasy team