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Lewis called up from Columbus; Laffey takes the hit

By Sheldon Published: May 30, 2010

NEW YORK: With the bullpen short-handed after working 6 2/3 innings on Saturday, the Indians made a move to call up Jensen Lewis from Columbus and option Aaron Laffey to Triple-A.

Lewis made seven appearances for the Clippers, six of them scoreless, compiling a 1.89 earned-run average in 10 2/3 innings. He began the season with Cleveland and posted a 2-1 record and 2.61 ERA in 10 appearances, a total of 10 1/3 innings.

He was sent back to Columbus so the Tribe could look at Hector Ambriz, who as a Rule 5 acquisition could not be optioned to the minors without being offered back to his original team, the Diamondbacks. That is one reason why Laffey, rather than Ambriz was demoted today.

Laffey has pitched in 20 games, compiling an 0-1 record and a 5.61 ERA in 25 2/3 innings. He ranks eighth among American League relievers in innings pitched.

David Huff still has shown no symptoms of a concussion, but he will undergo another test today to make sure after being struck with a line drive off the bat of Alex Rodriguez, the ball striking Huff above the left ear.

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