LaPorta activated; Bauer returning
The Clippers activated first baseman/outfielder Matt LaPorta for the 6:35 game tonight against the Rochester Red Wings in Huntington Park.
The Cleveland Indians also officially optioned pitcher Matt Bauer to Columbus. He was called up to start last night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, a 6-0 Cleveland win.
Bauer allowed one hit in five innings but walked six. He earned his first American League victory. He is expected to slot back into the Columbus rotation.
LaPorta, the former Indians first baseman, is joining the Clippers after spending April in Arizonain extended spring training while rehabbing from off-season hip surgery. He also will serve as a designated hitter option for Columbus.
To make room for LaPorta, the Clippers returned pitcher Kyle Landis to double-A Akron.