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Raburn placed on DL, Carson promoted to Cleveland

Raburn placed on DL, Carson promoted to Cleveland
August 28, 2013
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The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have placed outfielderRyan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left Achilles tendon (retroactive to August 19th). To fill his roster spot they have purchased the contract of outfielder Matt Carson from Triple-A Columbus.

Raburn has missed 10 of the last 11 games since August 14th with continued soreness in his left foot and begins his third career stint on the major league disabled list. He is hitting .270 (53-195) with 14 doubles, 15 home runs and 41 RBI in 70 games and currently sports a season OPS of .940.  He is eligible for activation on September 3rd.

Carson, 32, has spent the entire 2013 Minor League campaign at Columbus where he has hit .252 (110-436) with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 14 home runs and 49 RBI while stealing 14 bases in 18 attempts (78%).  He is hitting .270 (31-115, .773 OPS) vs. left-handed pitching for the Clippers. He has appeared in 68 games in right field, 30 games in center and 38 games in left field at Triple-A and is hitting .329 (24-73, 12 RBI, 22 G) since July 31.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Carson, the Indians placed infielder Cord Phelps on the 60-day disabled list. He last played on July 2nd because of a right wrist injury and his season is over.

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