Indians Notes: Lopez, Jimenez

It was on this day in 1952 that the Indians used a record 23 players in a game against the Washington Senators.  Despite using nearly their entire roster, the Indians still lost, 7-6, on Pete Runnels' walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth.

Here's the latest from Cleveland…

  • Jose Lopez has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A, tweets MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.  Lopez was designated for assignment on Tuesday so the Tribe could create a roster space for Johnny Damon.
  • "Keep in mind, there was risk on both sides of the deal," Indians president Mark Shapiro said to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer when discussing last year's trade with the Rockies that brought Ubaldo Jimenez to the Tribe. "It's often like that when you trade a lot of pitchers, but they do get hurt [more often than position players]."  Shapiro and GM Chris Antonetti both feel it's much too early to evaluate the trade, but Pluto feels the early returns don't favor the Indians thanks to Jimenez's struggles and mechanical issues.
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