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Four added to 40-man roster; LaPorta outrighted

By Sheldon Ocker Published: November 20, 2012

  The Indians added four players from their farm system to the 40-man roster tonight: outfielder Tim Fedroff, right-handers Chen-Chang Lee and Trey Haley and left-hander T.J. House.
   Fedroff, 25, who probably will be a candidate to make the club in spring training, played last season at Akron and Columbus, batting a combined .316 with 79 runs, 23 doubles, 12 home runs and 54 games in 123 games.
   Lee, 26, underwent right elbow reconstructive surgery June 1 and was limited to five relief outings at Columbus. He has been named the Tribe’s 10th best prospect for 2013 by Baseball America.
   Haley, 22, pitched for both Class A Carolina and Akron and also rehabbed in Arizona after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia.  He posted a combined record of 4-1 with a 2.33 earned-run average in 25 relief outings, opposing batters compiling an average of only.188. He also struck out 49 in 38 2/3 innings.
   Haley recently posted s 1.64 ERA in 11 innings in the Arizona Fall League. Baseball America rates his fastball as the best in the Cleveland farm system.
   House, 23, spent last season at Carolina and Akron, combining for a 10-5 record and 3.65 ERA in 27 starts. He also pitched in the Arizona Fall League, posting s 3-1 record and 3.00 ERA in 27 innings, all as a starter.
   To make room on the roster, which now stands at 40, Matt LaPorta and Brent Lillibridge were outrighted to Columbus and right-hander Fabio Martinez was designated for assignment.


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