Indians add RHP Putman; Choo, Tomlin doing rehab

The Cleveland Indians have added right-hander Zach Putman to

their bullpen.

Cleveland selected Putman’s contract from Triple-A Columbus

before Tuesday night’s game in Texas.

Putman, who has never pitched in the majors, went 6-3 with a

3.65 ERA and nine saves in 44 appearances for Columbus.

Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (left oblique strain) and right-hander

Josh Tomlin (right elbow soreness) rejoined the Indians to continue

their rehabs.

Manager Manny Acta says Choo has a chance to play in the series

finale Thursday.

When Choo gets back in the lineup, Kosuke Fukudome could play

left field for the first time. He caught fly balls in left during

batting practice Tuesday.