Marson promoted from Columbus
For the Indians on Monday night, it will be one acquisition in the Cliff Lee trade doing the pitching and another doing the catching.
Catcher Lou Marson was promoted from Triple-A Columbus and is in the starting lineup for the Tribe’s series opener against the Rangers. Marson, who was set to catch fellow former Phillie Carlos Carrasco, is the fifth player called up from Columbus in September.
The 23-year-old Marson has spent most of the ’09 season at the Triple-A level with Lehigh Valley in the Phillies’ organization and with Columbus. He batted a combined .277 with 18 doubles, two homers and 33 RBIs in 91 games. Known as a contact hitter and not a power guy, he had a .361 on-base percentage. He appeared in seven games with the Phillies earlier this season, going 4-for-17.