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Cleveland Indians place Carlos Santana on paternity list, Scott Atchison on DL

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The Cleveland Indians made a pair of roster moves Thursday afternoon, placing first baseman Carlos Santana on the paternity list, and placing relief pitcher Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

The first bit of news means I will now have to fight even harder for Carlos' attention. The second bit of news means the injury Atchison suffered during the Hundred Days Offensive is acting up again.

The Indians called up Jerry Sands and Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus to fill the two spots on the 25-man roster.

Sands, a 27-year-old, right-handed hitter has played both first base and the outfield during his career, which has included stints with the Dodgers, Rays, and Indians. He's batting .257/.385/.473 in Triple-A this year, with a high walk rate and 4 home runs in 74 at bats.

Adams, a 28-year-old righty, made brief appearances with the Tribe last year and earlier this season as well, when he allowed 1 run in 5.2 innings. He's struck out 13 in 8.1 innings for the Clippers so far this year, but has a 5.40 ERA due to having allowed nearly two base runners per inning.

I would guess Carlos is out for this series in Seattle, and rejoins the team on Tuesday. Atchison could be out longer, as his age and ineffectiveness could lead the team to drag out his stay away from the team.