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From the Indians PR staff…
Andy Marte (26) of Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic, hit .327 with 18 round trippers and 66 RBI in 82 games for the Columbus Clippers. The third baseman earned IL Topps Player of the Month honors for July when he hit .385 with nine homers and 24 RBI. The Cleveland Indians, who acquired Marte as part of a January 2006 trade with Boston, brought him up to the big club at the end of July for the rest of the season.
Jordan Brown (25) of Tucson, Ariz., paced the International League with a .336 batting average. The Columbus Clippers outfielder ranked third in the circuit with a .532 slugging percentage and finished tied for fifth with 35 doubles. The Cleveland Indians selected Brown in the fourth round in 2005 out of the University of Arizona.
Here is the story from MLB.com… Marte, Brown earn Triple-A honors
Andy Marte cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Clippers. Marte was designated for assignment this week when the Indians acquired pitcher Juan Salas. Assuming Marte is still around come April, he’ll come off Torey Lovullo’s bench. Wes Hodges is ticketed to be the everyday third baseman, but the addition of Marte makes the roster a bit crowded. Jordan Brown and Michael Aubrey should split time at first and DH. Here is a look at the crowded infield situation:
1B – Jordan Brown, Michael Aubrey
2B – Luis Valbuena, Andy Cannizaro
SS – Jesus Merchan, Wilson Valdez
3B – Wes Hodges, Andy Marte
Obviously, not all those guys will be around once camp breaks. A couple will probably be released and someone will find their way to the disabled list.
The addition of Marte really makes the hot corner an interesting spot on the depth chart. Marte can’t really play anywhere but third and DH (he’s played only one game at first in his career and it was last season in the bigs) and highly-touted prospect Beau Mills will be starting in Akron and working to Columbus at some point.