Placed OF Jody Gerut on the 60-day Disabled List (knee)

Gerut will have surgery on his knee to repair a torn ACL, and is probably out 7-9 months. This means he in all likelihood won’t be healthy until at least June of 2005. I’d almost have to say the Indians need to sign an outfielder in the offseason given that Ryan Ludwick is the only other major-league ready outfielder that’s capable of playing right field.

Purchased the Contract of OF Ernie Young; Recalled him from Buffalo (AAA)

AAA 441 AB, .299/.368/.551, 27 HR, 26 2B, 104 SO, 40 BB (Age 35)

This is somewhat of a reward for Young, who toiled in AAA all season. Ernie posted solid numbers for the Bisons, and will add some depth to the suddenly-depleted outfield for the rest of the season. I would imagine that he’ll get invited to someone’s camp next spring.

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