MLB News: Indians call up second baseman Cord Phelps

The Cleveland Indians have recalled infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps, 26, began the year on the Minor League disabled list (neck stiffness) and has appeared in two games for the Clippers at second base since his April 14 activation. In a small sample size, Phelps is batting .125 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. He is coming off a spring exhibition season where he hit .375 (18-48) with four doubles, one triple, three home runs and seven RBI in 23 games (1.143OPS).  In 49 games over two seasons with the Indians, Phelps has a career average of .173 with two home runs and 11 RBI.  

This move is on the heels of recent elbow stiffness experienced by Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis.

To clear space for Phelps, the Indians optioned catcher Omir Santos to Triple-A Columbus. They also outrighted right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack to Double-A Akron. 

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  • Harv 21

    Phelps is already 26? Yikes.

    Now or never Cord, your organizational adhesiveness is drying up in a hurry as you approach the end of the assembly line. Concentrate on doing something really well, stat.

  • Natedawg86

    Don’t produce soon and we may need to cut the cord

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Hope this is just a precautionary move and not one signaling a possible DL stint for the Kipper.

  • Kildawg

    Doesn’t the ability to play multiple positions count as ‘doing something well’? Perhaps Giambi teaches Phelps more 1B while he’s up here.

  • Harv 21

    maybe, and have him go for the Casey Blake thing. I thought until an hour ago he was still a young, promising good-stick middle infielder. But suddenly there’s new, much fresher product right behind him.

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack

    If he is the next Casey Blake can we trade him to the Dodgers ASAP?

  • JNeids

    Anybody check to see if TD threw his remote through his TV? Can’t wait to see what he has to say about his boy ‘baldo tomorrow…