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Indians Make Roster Moves; Recall Lee and Aguilar to Roster


By Matt Loede

CLEVELAND – The Indians today announced a few roster moves as they continue their series tonight against the Twins in Minnesota.

The moves include recalling righty relief pitcher C.C. Lee and infielder Jesus Aguilar from AAA Columbus. The team also purchased the contract of catcher Adam Moore from Columbus.

Along with those moves, the Tribe designated outfielder Tyler Holt for assignment.

The 25-year-old Aguilar spent most of the 2015 season in AAA Columbus where he hit.267 (136-510) with 29 2B, 1 3B, 19 HR & 93 RBI in 131 games.

He led the International League in RBI, which was 2nd-most in the Indians organization and 14th in all of Minor League Baseball. He also finished T4th in home runs (19), T8th in doubles (29), 9th in hits (136) and OPS (.771) and 10th in slugging pct. (.439) in the I.L.

Lee, 28, also spent the majority of the 2015 season in AAA Columbus where he posted a mark of 4-3 with 5 saves and a 3.39 ERA in a team-high 48 games (58.1IP, 53H, 22ER, 16BB, 65K, .248avg).

He finished 5th in the International League in games pitched, averaged 10.0 strikeouts and just 2.5 walks per 9.0IP and limited right-handed batters to a .220 (27-123) average against. He was with the Indians, June 11-12, and appeared on June 12 at Detroit (0.2IP, 2H, 1R/ER). He posted a 2.25 ERA in 4 postseason games for the Clippers (4.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 3BB, 9SO).

Moore spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus after signing with the Indians in December. He batted .282 (93-330) with 20 doubles, 6 home runs and 44 RBI in 92 games, appeared in 85 games at catcher and 4 at first base for the Clippers.

He threw out 34.1% (29CS/56SB) of potential base stealers, hit .319 (83-280, .815 OPS) off right-handed pitching, .303 (46-152) with runners on base and .312 (29-93) with RISP. The Royse City, TX native batted .421 (16-38) in the Triple-A playoffs with 2 2B, 3 HR & 10 RBI in 10 games.

Holt appeared in nine games with the Major League Indians, going 2-for-20 at the plate (.100) with a walk and nine strikeouts.

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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