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Indians place C Austin Hedges on 7-day concussion IL

Field Level Media
18 Jun 2021, 02:55 GMT+10

The Cleveland Indians placed catcher Austin Hedges on the seven-day concussion injured list Thursday.

Hedges, 28, was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Baltimore Orioles due to what was originally described as an illness.

Hedges is batting .144 with three home runs and seven RBIs in 35 games this season. In 447 career games with the San Diego Padres (2015-20) and Indians, he is a career .194 hitter with 52 home runs and 153 RBIs.

In a corresponding move, Cleveland purchased the contract of catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Columbus.

The Indians also transferred outfielder Jordan Luplow from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day list. Luplow, 27, landed on the IL on May 28 with ankle discomfort and now won't be eligible to return to the active roster before late July.

--Field Level Media

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