Found June 03, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Many people have been calling for this for days and weeks, and it’s finally here. Although it’s likely not how people expected it. Matt LaPorta will make the move from AAA Columbus to Cleveland today, replacing Johnny Damon on the active roster. Here is the news from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Left fielder Johnny Damon will to leave the Indians and go on the paternity list after Saturday night’s game. His wife recently had twins.
With Damon leaving the club, Matt LaPorta will be recalled from Class AAA Columbus to replace him. FOX TV, which broadcast Saturday night’s game, first reported the news. …
A player cannot stay on paternity leave for more than three games.
So it appears that LaPorta will get at least a three-day tryout with the big league club. Of course, he was hitting .307 with 14 homers and 42 RBI in 46 games for the Clippers, but struggled during most of the month of May. Who knows how this factors into the long-term situation, but it should be interesting to see how the offense performs over the next few days.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians catcher Carlos Santana will get at-bats in a minor league game, the next step in his return from a concussion.
Santana has not played since May 25, when he was struck in the mask by a foul tip during a game in Chicago. Santana was placed on Major League Baseball's seven-day concussion list last week. He will serve as a designated hitter for Lake County...
From the Indians-
“Carlos Santana has been cleared to DH tonight for Lake County. They play Ft Wayne at 7PM tonight in Eastlake.”
Sounds like a good reason to take in a Captains game to me. Santana should be ready to play in Detroit Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest.
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