Found May 01, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

In order to add OF Johnny Damon to the roster, the Indians had to make a subsequent move. According to Paul Hoynes, infielder Jose Lopez is the odd man out.

Lopez was hitting .190 with one home run and three RBI in five games and 21 at-bats with the Indians.

Jimenez starts for the Indians, against left-hander Chris Sale of the White Sox. Lopez was part of Manny Acta’s right-handed line-up. No word yet on whether Damon will start in the outfield tonight.

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