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Cleveland Indians promote reliever Michael Roth, demote first baseman Jesus Aguilar

So long, Jesus.

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The Cleveland Indians announced today that have called up relief pitcher Michael Roth from Triple-A Columbus and demoted Jesus Aguilar.

I did not expect Jesus Aguilar to last long on the major league roster, but his tenure was even shorter than I imagined. It is clear now that Aguilar was meant as a stopgap while the Tribe faced three straight lefty starting pitchers, and he has been sent packing to Columbus after tallying two hits and one RBI in his 10 plate appearances.

Replacing Aguilar on the 25-man roster will be Michael Roth, who made 22 Major League appearances over the past two years as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, with all but one as a reliever. This season playing for Triple-A Columbus Clippers, Roth has a 4.16 ERA with a 5.49 K/9 and 2.90 BB/9 over 114.2 innings. He has started all 19 games he has appeared in for the Clippers, but he will most likely be added to the Indians ‘pen, unless Terry Francona has lost all faith in Cody Anderson as a starter following two horrific outings.