Two days after claiming Ezequiel Carrera on waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Indians designated the veteran outfielder for assignment and recalled left-handed reliever Scott Barnes from Columbus.
“Selfishly, I hope he clears [waivers],” manager Terry Francona said.
If he does, the Tribe can outright him to Triple-A. Carrera helped the Tribe win Saturday by getting two singles, driving in one run and scoring another.
At Triple-A, Barnes posted a 2-0 record and 3.27 ERA in eight appearances. He was on the Tribe’s roster for the April 28 doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals and appeared in one game, giving up two runs and one hit in one inning.
TRIVIA PURSUIT — Going into Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, the Tribe had accumulated 12 or more hits in its previous six games. That is the longest such streak by the Indians since an eight-game streak July 18-25, 1936. It also is the longest such streak in the majors since the Royals put together a seven-game streak Sept. 13-20, 2011.
OTHER STUFF — In his past 15 games, Mark Reynolds is batting .328 with three doubles, four homers and 13 RBI. … Corey Kluber is 0-5 with a 5.00 ERA in 10 career appearances (eight starts) at Progressive Field. … Carlos Santana is batting .382 over his past 19 games.
FARM FACTS — Ryan Rohlinger had two doubles and Jeremy Hermida had two singles and two RBI in Columbus’ 8-2 loss to Rochester. … Luigi Rodriguez tripled and singled twice in Carolina’s 7-4 defeat to Frederick. Francisco Lindor singled twice and raised his batting average to .367. … Dylan Baker gave up one unearned run and five hits in six innings, as Lake County lost to Burlington 4-1.
— Sheldon Ocker