The Indians today announced that C Lou Marson has been experiencing continued soreness in his throwing shoulder, and that they have pulled him from his rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers. They did not give a timetable on his return.
Marson first went on the DL with a neck strain after a home plate collision, but experienced shoulder soreness during his throwing program.
The Indians certainly aren’t in any rush to bring Marson back. Since taking over for Marson as the Tribe’s back-up catcher, Yan Gomes has hit .271 with 6 home runs and 17 runs batted in. His .370 average in May was better than any other Indian on the roster.
Even if Gomes continues to hit and Santana stays healthy, the team could always use a healthy Marson as a trade asset. For his career, Marson is a .219 hitter with 5 home runs and 60 RBI. He has thrown out 31% of would-be base stealers.
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