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Indians make several roster moves on Wednesday

Indians make several roster moves on Wednesday
August 29, 2012
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The Indians announced several roster moves on Wednesday afternoon.

The first move they announced was that they had claimed left-handed relief pitcher Scott Maine off outright waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Maine, 27, has had three different stints with the Cubs this season, going 1-1 with a 4.79 ERA in 21 relief appearances. Left-handed hitters have hit .130 (3-for-23) off him for the year at the big league level. In addition to his time with the Cubs, he has appeared in 28 games for Triple-A Iowa, going 4-2 with 5 saves in 6 chances and a 2.88 ERA.  He owns a career Minor League record of 19-15 with a 3.28 ERA in 199 relief appearances (263.1IP, 227H, 96ER, 118BB, 297SO) and a career Major League mark of 1-1 with a 4.87 ERA in 41 outings with the Cubs since 2010 (40.2IP, 37H, 22ER, 22BB, 42SO).

They also recalled right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from Triple-A Columbus. To clear room on the 25-man roster for Gomez they designated outfielder Shelley Duncan for assignment. Gomez, 24, has split the season between Cleveland and Columbus after opening the season in the starting rotation for the Indians. He was with the parent club thru June 23rd, going 4-7 with 5.18 ERA in 14 games/13 starts before being assigned to Columbus. With the Clippers he has gone 6-5 with a 4.41 ERA in 11 starts.

Duncan has spent the entire season to date with Cleveland, hitting .203 (47-232) with 10 doubles, 11 HR & 31 RBI in 81 games. With his removal from the roster and the addition of Maine, the Indians 40-man roster now stands at 39 players.

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