Crowe to Cleveland; LaPorta optioned
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled OF TREVOR CROWE from the AAA Columbus Clippers. To allow room on the Major League roster the Indians optioned OF MATT LaPORTA to Columbus.
Crowe was with the Indians from the outset of the season until May 2nd, hitting .182 (6-33) with a double & 4RBI in 12 games (6GS LF, 2GS RF, 1GS CF) before being optioned to Columbus on May 2. With the Clippers he has hit .230 (17-74) with 2 2B, 1HR & 6RBI in 21 games (5SB, 9RS). Over his last 6 games he is 9 for 27 (.333) w/a 2B, HR & 2RBI. With Columbus he has hit .333 (7-21) vs. LHP and .333 (10-30) with runners on base. He wears #26.
LaPorta hit .190 (8-42) w/a 2B, HR & 4RBI in 13 games since his May 2nd promotion from Triple A.