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Swisher placed on paternity leave, Phelps recalled

Swisher placed on paternity leave, Phelps recalled
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The Cleveland Indians announced on Tuesday afternoon that first baseman Nick Swisher has been placed on the paternity list and infielder Cord Phelps has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps is hitting .233 (27-for-116) with 8 2B, 5 HR & 19 RBI in 30 games for Columbus this year, including a mark of .263 (20-for-76) with 5 2B, 5 HR & 13 RBI in 19 games in May. This is his second stint with Cleveland, having previously appeared in three games from April 16-18 (0-for-8).

Swisher and his wife, JoAnna, welcomed their first child today in Cleveland. He must remain on the list for one to three days.

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