According to reports via Twitter, the Indians will have Matt LaPorta in the lineup at first base against the Twins while placing veteran outfielder Johnny Damon on paternity leave.
#Indians have officially recalled Matt LaPorta from Columbus. Batting 7th today at 1st base.— T.J. Zuppe (@TJZuppe) June 3, 2012
#Indians place Johnny Damon on paternity list and call up Matt LaPorta from the minors.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) June 3, 2012
Damon's wife gave birth to twins on Friday night and was officially placed on paternity leave on Saturday, which gives a player three days off to be with his family.
LaPorta arrives from Columbus where he has split time playing left field and first base, hitting .307 with 8 doubles, 14 home runs and 32 RBI in 46 games.