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Cleveland Indians Recall Three Players From Minors As Rosters Expand

Major League Baseball rosters expand today from 25 to up to 40 and the Cleveland Indians have added three players to the roster, according to Indians.com. The team recalled infelder Russ Canzler and pitcher Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus and and purchased the contract of outfielder Thomas Neal from Double-A Akron. From Indians.com:

Canzler, 26, spent the entire 2012 Minor League season in Columbus where he hit .265 (129-487) with 36 doubles, 3 triples, 22 home runs and 79RBI in 130 games (.328OB/.487SLG/.815OPS) ...

Barnes, who turns 25 on September 5, has spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus where he has gone 2-3 with 2 saves and a 3.98 ERA in 31 games/3 starts (52.0IP, 37H, 23ER, 23BB, 67K, .196AVG) ...

Neal, 25, has spent the entire season at AA Akron where he hit .314 (127-405) with 24 doubles, 1 triple, 12 homers and 51RBI in 117 games.

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