CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled INF RAMON VAZQUEZ from AAA Buffalo. To allow room on the 25-man roster the Indians optioned INF LOU MERLONI back to AAA Buffalo.
Vazquez, who was optioned to AAA Buffalo on May 17, hit .250 (15-60) with 1 double, 1 triple, 2 HR and 9RBI in 16 games. He also scored and walked 11 times for Torey Lovullo's squad. He appeared in 11 games at shortstop, 4 games at second base and made just 2 errors in the field. Ramon started the season with the Indians, hiting .179 (5-28) with 4RBI and 3 runs scored in 16 games for the Tribe. Vazquez wears #15.
Merloni hit .211 (4-19) with a double and 1RBI in 9 games for the Indians after being promoted from AAA Buffalo on May 17. He returns to the Bisons where he has hit .316 (37-117) with 12 2B, 3HR & 12 RBI in 32 games.