Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 10/30/14
On Thursday evening the Cleveland Indians claimed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from Philadelphia. To make room on the club's 40-man roster the Indians esiganted first baseman Mike McDade for assignment. Carrera, 25, has appeared in 13 games for the Phillies this season and went 1-for-13 in limited time. He was in Major League camp with the Indians this spring (.279, 12-for-43, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 11 SB) before being designated for assignment on March 25 and claimed off waivers by Philadelphia on April 2.  He fills the spot on the active 25-man roster made when right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer was optioned to Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day. With outfielder Michael Bourn still out mending his finger injury and outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher nursing a sore shoulder, the Indians needed a temporary fill in for the outfield and Carrera fits that role nicely. Bourn is expected to go on a minor league rehab assignment sometime next week and may still be at least a week f...
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