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After deliberating for several weeks, the Cleveland Indians finally decided to place utility player Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list due to a mix of leg ailments, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Raburn has been hoping to avoid the DL, and after a promising workout the other day it looked like he might do just that. However, even though the team didn't want to make the roster move, manager Terry Francona told reporters that the decision was made after Raburn went through batting practice yesterday.
"We were trying not to [put Raburn on the DL],"
Indians manager Terry Francona said on Wednesday. "I think we thought he'd
be OK last night, but when he went through BP he was still kind of a little
hesitant to let it go. I just felt like it's not fair to him."
Raburn has only played in a handful of games over the last few weeks, and his stint on the DL is retroactive to Aug. 19. For that reason, the veteran will be eligible to be activated on Tuesday. The Indians are hoping that by giving Raburn the weekend off he'll have time to more fully recover now that a decision has been made.
The Indians replaced Raburn on the roster with outfielder Matt Carson. Cleveland had hoped to avoid placing Raburn on the DL given his strong performance for the club this season. Over 224 plate appearances, the 32-year-old hit .272/.366/.574 with 14 doubles and 15 home runs.
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