Former Brewer LaPorta outrighted by Indians
NOV 20, 2012 7:23p ET
LaPorta began last season in the minors after undergoing hip surgery. He batted .241 with one homer and five RBI in 22 games.
In four seasons with Cleveland, he's batted .238 with 31 homers and 120 RBI. The Indians sent utilityman Brent Lillibridge to Columbus. He hit .216 with three homers and eight RBIs in 43 games.
The club also purchased the contracts of outfielder Tim Fedroff and right-hander Chen-Chang Lee from Columbus and right-hander Trey Haley and T.J. House from Double-A Akron. All four were added to the 40-man roster.
Right-hander Fabio Martinez was designated for assignment.
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