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Indians designate Elliot Johnson for assignment, place Yan Gomes on paternity leave list

May 3, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

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The Indians announced a wave of roster moves this afternoon. In addition to designating utility man Elliot Johnson for assignment and placing catcher Yan Gomes on the paternity leave list, they have called up reliever Nick Hagadone and catcher George Kottaras from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Johnson made the Indians out of spring training, but he’s getting the boot after hitting just .105 (2-for-19) with two doubles and seven strikeouts in seven games. As for Gomes, he’s permitted to be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours.

Hagadone, 28, owns a 5.59 ERA over 72 relief appearances in the majors. Kottaras latched on with the Indians after being released by the Cubs at the end of spring training and could stick around even after Gomes returns.

  1. surefooted1 - May 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    “…called up reliever Nick Hagadone and catcher George Kottaras from Triple-A Indianapolis.”

    The Indians’ Triple-A team is in Columbus.

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