The Cleveland Indians have called up top prospect Francisco Mejia from Triple-A Columbus, the team announced on Monday. Mejia spent some time last year with the Tribe, as he was a September call-up along with outfielder Greg Allen.
Mejia is up, Marshall down, Belisle released. Perez is not officially on DL yet.
Mejia listed as C/OF in press release. Interested to see if he gets any actual time out there.
— Alex Hooper (@lexhooper) June 11, 2018
Mejia played fifty games with Columbus, batting just .214. However, he has nine doubles, four home runs, and 25 runs batted in. The 22-year old has struck out 45 times as opposed to 14 walks.
The move was made because of a potential injury that could hold catcher Roberto Perez out of action for quite some time. He hasn’t been placed on the disabled list as of yet.
Reliever Evan Marshall was sent down and reliever Matt Belisle was released by Cleveland.