CLEVELAND (AP) -Third baseman Andy Marte, who strained his left hamstring while running to first base last month, was activated from the disabled list by the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
Marte is batting .179 (7-for-39) with a homer and eight RBIs in 13 games with four errors. He went on the disabled list April 23 and began a 20-day rehabilitation assignment on April 29, hitting hit .242 (8-for-33) with two homers and three RBIs in 10 games.
While the Indians are high on Marte, the decision to return him to the 25-man roster was not clear cut.
Casey Blake, who took over at third base, had a 10-game hitting streak going into Saturday night's game against Cincinnati and has played well defensively.
Blake began the season alternating between first base and right field. If the Indians return to that plan, it could cut in to first baseman Ryan Garko's playing time. Garko had an eight-game hitting streak and was batting .321 before Saturday's game.
Marte, acquired from Boston last year, batted .226 with five homers and 23 RBIs in 50 games last season.
To make room for Marte, the Indians optioned outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to Triple-A Buffalo.
Gutierrez started the season on the DL because of a strained left hamstring. He was activated on April 13 and sent to Buffalo. He was recalled on May 6 and appeared in four games, batting .200 (1-for-5) with one RBI.

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Trends Tuesday, May 24 on Tue, May 2016 by Blade
MLB Trends Monday, May 23 on Mon, May 2016 by Blade
MLB Trends Sunday, May 22 on Sun, May 2016 by Blade

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Indians vs. White Sox Prediction The first-place White Sox are struggling but will they pick up a win tonight when they host the Indians at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Astros Free Pick Are the Orioles a safe bet to beat the Astros tonight when the two teams clash at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Red Sox Prediction Will David Price lead the Red Sox to their third consecutive victory when the team hosts the Rockies at 7:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Mets vs. Nationals Free Pick Will the Nationals end the Mets’ four-game winning streak when the rivals clash tonight at 7:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Rangers Total Pick Will the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels have a big scoring output in tonight’s MLB contest?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages