CLEVELAND: As expected, the Indians made a series of roster moves before Tuesday’s game against the visiting Detroit Tigers, including activating designated hitter Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list.
Giambi has been sidelined since May 4 after suffering a right calf strain against the host Chicago White Sox the day before. The veteran slugger, who opened the season on the DL with a broken rib suffered in spring training, has only played in four games so far this season and is hitless in 10 at-bats.
The Tribe also recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer, who was scheduled to start Tuesday’s game, along with infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus.
Bauer, 23, went 4-1 with a 2.15 ERA in seven starts for the Clippers. In 46 innings, he’s struck out 44, walked 14 and held hitters to a .216 average. Sellers hit .227 with seven doubles, a triple and 15 RBI in 37 games in Columbus. The versatile infielder has appeared in 29 games at shortstop, two games at second and third base and four others in left field. He was acquired by the Indians on March 2 from the Los Angeles Dodgers and was with the team briefly earlier in the season (April 10-12), but did not appear in a game.
To make room on the roster, the Indians also optioned the following players back to Columbus after brief stays: first baseman Jesus Aguilar (.143 in four games with one hit and two RBI), left-handed pitcher T.J. House (one hitless inning) and infielder Jose Ramirez (.080 in 11 games with two hits and one RBI).
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