Indians activate Laffey, option him to minors

The Cleveland Indians activated left-handed pitcher Aaron Laffey

on Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Laffey has been on the disabled list since July 23 with a tired

left shoulder. He was 2-3 with a 4.62 ERA in 25 games for the

Indians.

Laffey began the season in Cleveland’s bullpen and was sent to

Columbus on May 30. He returned to Cleveland on June 26, but was

shut down after five starts.

The Indians want Laffey to get regular work out of bullpen in

the final games of Columbus’ season.

Indians manager Manny Acta said right-hander Carlos Carrasco

will be called up from Columbus to start Wednesday’s game against

the Chicago White Sox.