Posted June 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Cleveland Indians have optioned Jeanmar Gomez to Triple-A Columbus, opening a spot in their starting rotation that will go to Zach McAllister. The team recalled left-hander Scott Barnes from Columbus on Monday before the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees. Barnes will work out of the bullpen. McAllister is expected to be called up from Columbus to start Thursday night in Baltimore, and manager Manny Acta confirmed that the right-hander will get several chances to hold down a job in the rotation. Gomez had been with the Indians all season. The right-hander is 4-7 with a 5.18 ERA in 14 games, including 13 starts. McAllister went 1-1 with a 3.96 ERA in four starts for Cleveland earlier this season.

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