Catching Up

A couple of transactions that I haven’t gotten to:

Placed IF Lou Merloni on the 15-day Disabled List (elbow)

This is softened somewhat with the addition of Josh Phelps, though you have to wonder if the Indians decided to DL Lou now that they have another lefty-masher on the team. This also paves the way for….

Recalled LHRP Cliff Bartosh from Buffalo (AAA)

Is the third time the charm for Cliff? In his latest stint in AAA, he’s looked a lot better, striking out 35 in 28.2 IP. Now if only they’d actually use him in a game….

The Chicago White Sox Claimed OF Alex Escobar off Waivers

I had expected another AL Central team, the Kansas City Royals, to take a chance on Alex, but regardless, the Indians might be seeing a lot of Escobar in the coming years. If the Pale Hose don’t re-sign Magglio Ordonez, Escobar could come into Spring Training with a chance to be their starting right fielder.

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