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Hodges Returns, Santana Done & Another Trade

Hodges Returns, Santana Done & Another Trade
August 5, 2010
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The Indians today have reclaimed infielder Wes Hodges from the Colorado Rockies and have sent him back to Triple-A Columbus. Hodges was originally designated for assignment by the Indians on July 27th to make room for right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin as the Indians 40-man roster was full at the time, and then he was claimed by the Rockies on August 3rd. Don't ask me to explain how he is back with the Indians, yet.

Right-handed pitcher Anthony Reyes has had his rehab temporarily shutdown because of back tightness. He is supposed to throw a bullpen tomorrow in Cleveland in front of the Major League staff, and if things go well he will go back on his rehab in five days.

Also, the Indians completed a minor trade today as they acquired catcher Juan Apodaca and infielder Argenis Reyes from the Red Sox for cash considerations. The Indians were extremely thin at catcher at Columbus after catcher Lou Marson had to be recalled when catcher Carlos Santana got hurt on Tuesday, and catcher Wyatt Toregas out for the season with a groin injury he suffered the same night.  Catcher Damaso Espino was also promoted to Columbus from Double-A Akron, and Apodaca will report to Akron.

Last, Santana is officially done for the year as he will undergo left knee surgery tomorrow at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rick Parker will stabilize the lateral side of Santan's knee with a repair of his lateral collateral igament. He is expected to be out 4-6 months and expected to be ready for the start of the 2011 season.

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