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Indians Recall Greg Allen, Add P Josh Smith to the Roster, Send Down Haase and Plutko

Prior to Saturday’s game against the Rays, the Tribe made a couple roster moves.

The club recalled outfielder Greg Allen from AAA Columbus, and also selected the contract of lefty pitcher Josh Smith from Columbus.

Back to Columbus are catcher Eric Haase and starter Adam Plutko.

The 26-year-old Allen was on the team’s opening day roster, but struggled at the plate, hitting just .105 in 19 games. He did play better in Columbus, hitting .284.

Smith will make his debut at the Major League level after eight seasons in the minors.

Thus far Smith has spent the season in Columbus going 5-1 with 3 saves and a 1.82 ERA in 17 relief appearances (24.2IP, 8H, 5ER, 10BB, 32SO, .099 avg).

He has limited left-handed batters to a .100 (3-for-30) average against, an overall mark of .032 (1-for-31) with runners on base and has yet to allow a hit this year with runners in scoring position (0-for-19).

Haase appeared in two games with six plate appearances without a hit. He was called up for insurance in case the team had to put Roberto Perez on the IL with a concussion, but Perez recovered and he was able to return to the team.

Plutko in two starts went 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA. After a good start against the Orioles, he was beat up against the Rays in a loss on Thursday.

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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