The Indians announced this afternoon that infielder Mike Aviles was placed on the family medical emergency list.
This is the second time this season that Aviles has been placed on the family medical emergency list. Of course, he was away from the team briefly in May after his four-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia. Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports that Aviles is again tending to his daughter at the Cleveland Clinic. Keep her in your thoughts.
The Indians have called up infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus to take Aviles’ place on the active roster. Ramirez began this season as the starting shortstop, but he batted just .180/.247/.240 over 170 plate appearances prior to being demoted last month. Top prospect Francisco Lindor has since taken over as Cleveland’s regular shortstop and No. 2 hitter.