SEATTLE: Asdrubal Cabrera has been placed on the bereavement list to attend his grandfather’s funeral in Venezuela.
“He was pretty shaken up about it,” manager Manny Acta said. “It was his grandpa, an important person in his life. It started in Kansas City, that’s when he got very sick.”
Acta isn’t sure when Cabrera will return.
“He’ll probably miss the rest of the trip,” Acta said.
To take Cabrera’s place on the roster, left-hander Nick Hagadone was called up from Triple-A Columbus, where he made four scoreless relief appearances over 5⅓ innings. Opposing batters were 2-for-16 against him.
It is a measure of the concern about the bullpen’s recent problems that Hagadone was summoned instead of a middle infielder. Jason Donald will take over for Cabrera at short; third baseman Jack Hannahan will be the backup.
“Unless someone gets hurt and we really need an infielder, we should be OK,” Acta said.
Carolina starter T.J. House has been selected by the Tribe as its Minor League Player of the Week.
House, 23, made two starts last week and delivered 13 scoreless innings, allowing six hits, two walks and striking out 17.
Wahoo Club anniversary
The Wahoo Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary as the Tribe’s booster club with a lunch at 11 a.m. May 5 at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field. Vinnie Pestano and former Browns kicker Don Cockroft will be the guests.
For information, call 440-724-8350 or log onto www.wahooclub.com.
Lonnie Chisenhall homered and doubled twice, driving in two runs, but Columbus lost to Louisville 7-4. Trevor Crowe tripled, doubled and singled, and Kevin Slowey (1-2, 4.50 ERA) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 5⅓ innings. … Jeremie Tice had two hits, including a double, and two RBI in Carolina’s 9-2 loss to Wilmington in Class A. … Alex Monsalve hit his second homer of the year, but Lake County lost to West Michigan 7-2 in Class A.