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Shaking it up Some More with Aubrey on the DL

By sstorm Published: August 14, 2007

News out of Canal Park despite the team being on the road has brought yet another handful of changes to the team's roster.

This time, they are moves that could strengthen the team's chance to make a post season run, with the exception of the latest Michael Aubrey injury - but more on that in a minute.

First, and perhaps most important, the Aeros received outfielder Brian Barton from Triple-A Buffalo after a two-week stint with the Bisons. Not only will Barton once again bolster the team's offense, but it will keep the Areos from having to use second baseman Argenis Reyes in left field - where he played Sunday.

The Aeros also received pitchers Rich Rundles and Eric Dubose from Buffalo, while sending reliever T.J. Burton to Class-A Kinston. Rundles, a reliever, has shuttled back and forth between Akron and Buffalo all season. Dubose (4-3, 4.24 ERA in 11 games including eight starts) will join the starting rotation in place of right-hander Jake Dittler, who was placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation retroactive to Aug. 6th.

That leaves us with Aubrey. Yes, once again, the Tribe's often-injured No. 1 pick in the 2003 draft is sidelined - this time with an abdomin strain. At some point, you just figure he's going to have to run out of body parts to hurt. It just figures, too. After struggling since joining the team from Kinston, Aubrey was just starting to hit last week.

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