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Indians Call Up Yandy Diaz and Melky Cabrera, Will Also Add New Arms Brad Hand and Adam Cimber

While the Indians were busy making moves with their bullpen early on Thursday, they also made some moves with their positional players, calling up both 3B/LF Yandy Diaz and OF Melky Cabrera.

Manager Terry Francona stated that the team will also add new relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber, who came to the team from the Padres.

Going to AAA Columbus will be outfielder Greg Allen, and relief pitchers Tyler Olson and Adam Plutko.

Diaz last season played in 49 games for the Indians, getting 179 at-bats, hitting .263 with no homers and 13 RBI. This season in 81 games for AAA Columbus he has hit .284 with two homers and 27 RBI.

Cabrera was inked by the team back on April 25th and went to AAA Columbus before joining the Major League roster in Houston on May 20th.

He was only up a short time before he was designated for assignment, in 58 at-bats he his just .207 with no homers and 11 RBI in 17 games.

The 33-year-old came back to the team on another deal on July 5th, and went back to Columbus where overall in his two stints he hits .321 with no homers and eight RBI.

Lats season Cabrera played for both the White Sox and Royals, hitting a combined .285 (177-for-620) with 17 home runs and 85 RBI in 156 games.

Allen in 45 games hit .209 with one homer and five RBI. Olson appeared in 30 games for the team, going 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA. Plutko has been mostly a starter, and in his time with the Major League roster is 4-2 with a 4.87 ERA.

Francona also said the team will have to make another roster move on Tuesday to bring back starter Shane Bieber to the Major League roster.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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