Prior to the Indians Tuesdsay night affair against the Mariners, the team made a roster move, picking up the contract of infielder Mike Freeman from Triple-A Columbus.
In return, the team sent Eric Stamets to AAA Columbus. Stamets had plenty of chances to make an impact on the Major League roster, but hit just .049 (2-for-41) with a double, two runs batted in.
Stamets struck out 24 times in 41 plate appearances with five walks.
The 31-year-old Freeman opened the season on the Columbus roster and has posted a 1.008 OPS over nine games, connecting for three home runs with nine walks while appearing in four games at shortstop and two each at second and third base (5-for-24, 6 R, 3 RBI, .424/.538/1.008).
He was signed to a Minor League contract on November 20th and appeared in five games this spring as a Major League non-roster invitee, debuting on March 9th because of right knee soreness.
Freeman is in the lineup in tonight’s game against the Mariners, hitting ninth and playing shortstop.