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Cleveland Indians Notes, Quotes 2008-06-18


Cleveland Indians Notes, Quotes 2008-06-18
--2B Josh Barfield underwent surgery on his left middle finger Tuesday in Baltimore, as Dr. Thomas Graham reconstructed a ligament. Barfield is expected to sidelined for six to eight weeks.

--DH Travis Hafner has not made much progress in recovering from a right shoulder strain, so he will be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.

--RHP Fausto Carmona, on the disabled list with a left hip strain, experienced soreness in the hip following a three-inning simulated game Monday. He will be re-evaluated by the Indians medical staff Wednesday.

--3B Morgan Ensberg signed a minor league contract with the Indians and was assigned to Class AAA Buffalo. Ensberg hit .203 with one home run and four RBIs in 74 at-bats with the Yankees prior to getting released on June 2.

--Indians pitchers have allowed a major league-high seven grand slams. That's the most allowed by the Indians since 1963, when their pitchers gave up nine grand slams.

--LHP Aaron Laffey, the AL Rookie of the Month for May, will start Wednesday against Colorado. Laffey has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his nine starts this season.

BY THE NUMBERS: 5 -- Number of leadoff home runs in the first inning by OF Grady Sizemore. That ties the Indians' record for most leadoff home runs in a season, which was set by Kenny Lofton in 1999.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It was like a pinball machine out there. Balls flying all over the place." -- RHP Paul Byrd, after giving up six runs on six hits in three innings in an 8-5 loss to Minnesota June 11.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: June 18, 2008

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