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 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -The Cleveland Indians purchased the contract of Aaron Laffey from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday to make his major league debut as the starter against Minnesota.
Laffey opened the season at Double-A Akron and was promoted on May 17. Between the two stops, he went 11-4 with a 2.99 ERA in 20 appearances and 19 starts. The left-hander was a 16th-round draft pick in 2003.
To make room on the roster, the Indians designated left-handed reliever Jason Stanford for assignment. He's expected to become a free agent.
The recent return of left-hander Aaron Fultz from the disabled list made Stanford expendable, and also gave manager Eric Wedge another bullpen option between the starters and closer Joe Borowski. Rafael Perez and Rafael Betancourt have been getting the bulk of the work, and the team is wary of overusing them.
``That's why we need to continue to look for some of these other guys to step up. Hopefully it is going to help having Aaron Fultz,'' Wedge said.
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