CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled CA KELLY SHOPPACH from AAA Buffalo. To clear room on the 25-man roster the Indians have designated CA TIM LAKER for assignment.
Shoppach hit .282 (22-78) with 8 2B, 4HR & 9RBI in 21 games during his recent stint in Buffalo, compiling a slugging % of .538 as 12 of his 22 hits went for extra bases. He hit .303 (10-33) with runners on base and .300 (15-50) for Torey Lovullo's club. Shoppach was with the big league club from opening day until May 20 and made 5 starts (7G) for the Tribe (.250, 4-16, 2B, 2RBI). Kelly wears #10.
Laker made 4 starts during his five-week stint with the club (.308, 4-13).