Indians place Aviles on family medical emergency list

Published May. 8, 2015 5:27 p.m. ET

On Friday, the Cleveland Indians placed infielder Mike Aviles on the Family Medical Emergency List. To take his spot on the active roster, the team recalled Zach Walters from AAA Columbus.

Aviles is hitting .288 (15-52) with 11 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 4 RBI In 18 games for the Indians this season.  Players can remain on Family Medical Emergency List for 3-to-7 days.

Walters spent the first three weeks of the season on the 15-day Disabled List with a right oblique strain prior to being activated and optioned to AAA Columbus on April 24.  With the Clippers he has batted .239 (11-46) with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 9 RBI in 13 games (.333/.457/.790). He has appeared in games at third base (4), second base (2), first base (2), left field (2) and shortstop (1) during his tenure in Columbus.

From the team release.