On Wednesday afternoon, Jordan Bastian the Cleveland Indians beat reporter for MLB.com reported via his twitter account that Johnny Damon had been activated from the paternity list and will return to the lineup against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. In order to make room for Damon, the club will option catcher Luke Carlin to Triple-A Columbus.
As expected, OF Johnny Damon activated from paternity list & C Luke Carlin optioned to AAA Columbus to clear a roster spot.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 6, 2012
Damon understands that he is going to need to improve his performance in his return. His is currently way below the Mendoza Line, batting .180 on the season.
OF Johnny Damon: "I understand I need to get it going." More later on Indians.com.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 6, 2012
Damon will be batting sixth on Wednesday night; here is the rest of the Indians starting lineup:
June 6 #Indians lineup: Choo RF Cabrera SS Kipnis 2B Santana CA Brantley CF Damon LF Kotchman 1B LaPorta DH Chisenhall 3B Gomez P— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 6, 2012
Here is the Tigers projected lineup:
6/6 Lineup vs CLE: Berry CF, Santiago 2B, Cabrera 3B, Fielder 1B, D. Young DH, Boesch RF, Peralta SS, Kelly LF, Holaday C. Scherzer P— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 6, 2012