Swisher to DL, Santana out with concussion so Kottaras gets another shot

Nick Swisher

George KottarasThe Indians put Nick Swisher on the 15-day Disabled List with his hyper-extended knee. Carlos Santana was placed on the 7-day concussion list, retroactive to the 26th.

The Indians purchased the contract of George Kottaras from Columbus. Kottaras made news earlier this year with the Tribe when he homered in his first two at-bats for the Indians. He was the first player in franchise history to do so. At Columbus he is hitting just .119.

(In my book, any chance to use the picture to the right is a good opportunity. Seriously, look at the size of that dog!)

The Indians also brought up Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar is also making his second appearance with the big league club, having played sparingly earlier this month. Aguilar is among the International League leaders in OPS, slugging percentage and home runs.

Cleveland also designated pitcher Blake Wood for assignment.

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