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Indians Make Moves; Bieber Up, Diaz Down, Field Claimed From Rays

CLEVELAND – The Indians made some expected roster moves on Tuesday, bringing back starter Shane Bieber to the Major League roster, sending down Yandy Diaz, who had an impressive couple of days up on the Tribe’s roster.

In 14 at bats, Diaz got hits in seven of them, hitting .500 (7-for-14) in four games.

As for Beiber, he went 5-1 with a 3.53 ERA over his first 7 career Major League starts.

Between AA Akron and AAA Columbus this year he has posted a mark of 6-1 with a 1.47 ERA in 13 starts. Following his July 14th option to Triple-A, he appeared in one game on July 19th against Scranton.

The team also claimed outfielder Johnny Field on outright waivers from Tampa Bay and optioned him to AAA Columbus. He hit .213 (36-for-169) with six homers and 14 RBI for the Rays.

To make room for Field, they moved left-hander Andrew Miller from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Miller can be activated as early as Wednesday, but won’t be for now.

On Monday Terry Francona said Monday that Miller will keep pitching on rehab assignments for the remainder of the week, meaning he won’t be back on the Major League roster till next week at the earliest.

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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