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Indians recall OF Franklin Gutierrez; option LHP Brian Tallet to AAA Buffalo
08/31/2005 12:11 PM ET
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians today recalled OF FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ from the AAA Buffalo Bisons and optioned LHP BRIAN TALLET to Buffalo.

Gutierrez, 22, has split the 2005 season between AA Akron and AAA Buffalo. At Akron he hit .261 (100-383) with 25 2B, 2 3B, 11HR & 42 RBI, hitting .422 (27-64) with 8 2B, 1HR & 5RBI (22RS) over his last 14 games with the Aeros before being promoted to Buffalo on August 10. At Buffalo he has hit .254 (17-67) with 6 2B, 2 3B & 7RBI in 19 games. Between the two stops he has also stolen 16 bases in 22 attempts. He will be making his debut at the Major League level wearing #38. Franklin was acquired from the LA Dodgers on April 4, 2004 for OF Milton Bradley.

Tallet has appeared in 2 games with Cleveland in 2005 (0-0, 7.71ERA, 4.2IP, 4ER) over 4 stints with the club.

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