It's been a long time coming…

INDIANS PROMOTE INF JOSH BARFIELD

FROM AAA BUFFALO

 

INF ASDRUBAL CABRERA Optioned to AAA Buffalo

 

CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled INF JOSH BARFIELD from AAA Buffalo.  To make room on the Major League roster, the Indians optioned INF ASDRUBAL CABRERA to AAA Buffalo.

 

Barfield has spent the entire year to date at AAA Buffalo where he was batting .255 (66-259) with 26 runs scored, 16 doubles, a triple, 5 home runs and 21 RBI in 62 games for the Herd.  He has hit safely in 9 of his last 12 games at Buffalo batting .288 (15-52) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, a home run and 5RBI.  He wears #29 and will be in uniform tonight as the Indians take on the Detroit Tigers in Comerica Park at 7:05PM ET.

 

Cabrera hit .184 (29-158) with 16 runs scored, 7 doubles, a home run and 14RBI in 52 games for the Indians.

 

5 Comments

Nice nice nice! Thanks for the timely reporting, Ant-ney. Any idea if he’s in the lineup tonight?

it’s about time.

Thank God.

-Amanda
http://letsgotribe.mlblogs.com

What I’m wondering about is why people keep saying we’d miss Cabrera’s glove. Yeah, he is the best middle infielder we’ve seen since Omar Vizquel, but Barfield was nothing to sneeze at, if I remember correctly. Certainly better than Jhonny, lapses or not. I would love to see a Barfield-Cabrera pairing once Asdrubal gets his swing back, moving Jhonny somewhere (I don’t know; third? DH? Trade him?). It’d be like Robbie and Omar all over again, defensively, at least. Or, am I totally off base here?

Now that Barfield is 0-for-6 and injured, still think “it’s about time” or “Thank God”? This is, after all, the same Barfield that fans wanted demoted last year.

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