Indians recall INF Valbuena

The Cleveland Indians have brought up infielder Luis Valbuena

from Triple-A Columbus.

Valbuena filled the roster spot left open when pitcher Zach

McAllister was optioned to the Clippers after pitching four innings

in his major league debut Thursday night.

This is Valbuena’s second stint with the Indians this season. He

played in 91 games for Cleveland last year, batting just .193 in 91

games. He’s been swinging the bat well for Columbus, hitting .313

with 12 homers and 56 RBIs in 77 International League games.

He has played 46 games at shortstop, 11 games at both third base

and left field and five games at second. He was with the Indians on

May 19-20, but did not play.