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Indians activate Asdrubal Cabrera, drop John McDonald

Jun 26, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Asdrubal Cabrera is back from the disabled list after missing the past three weeks with a quadriceps injury and to make room for him on the roster the Indians designated John McDonald for assignment.

Cabrera was off to a solid start before the quadriceps injury, hitting .254 with five homers and a .745 OPS to basically match his career numbers. Mike Aviles, who had been filling in as the Indians’ starting shortstop, will now go back to a utility role.

McDonald was acquired from the Pirates after Cabrera went down to provide some middle infield depth. He got a grand total of eight plate appearances for the Indians and at age 38 may have to put in some time at Triple-A if he wants to continue playing in the majors.

  1. Detroit Michael - Jun 26, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    John McDonald, age 38. Congratulations are in order for carving out a long career without (by major league standards) much batting talent.

  2. spursareold - Jun 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.

    • yahmule - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      John Hughes was underrated.

  3. mississippimusicman - Jun 26, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Spam much?

  4. mississippimusicman - Jun 26, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    I always get the names John McDonald and Michael McDonald mixed up. Looks like they’re both Takin’ It to the Streets now, though.

    • spursareold - Jun 26, 2013 at 5:38 PM

      I think John’s career is Minute by Minute at this point.

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