The Cleveland Indians have announced on Twitter that utility infielder Erik Gonzalez and veteran outfielder Daniel Robertson have been promoted.
Roster note today:— #VoteTribe 5x a day (@Indians) May 14, 2017
Erik Gonzalez and Daniel Robertson (No. 99) will be added from Columbus. pic.twitter.com/ptd2T356Kp
To make room for the incoming players, the Indians have placed Brandon Guyer on the 10-day disabled list with a wrist injury and designated Michael Martinez for assignment.
Gonzalez spent a good deal of time with the Indians last season, serving as a bench player often subbed in as a defensive replacement late. In 21 games he had just 17 plate appearances, but hit .313/.353/.313 in that limited time. He has struggled offensively with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers this season with a .269/.293/.445 slash, but the Indians aren’t promoting him for his outstanding offensive ability — he will be a bench role-player.
Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Robertson has been a part of five major-league organizations since he was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2008 Amateur Draft. His latest stint in the majors was with the Seattle Mariners when he went 5-for-21 with a double and three strikeouts. Robertson has only appeared in four games for the Clippers this season, mostly due to a hamstring injury, but also because the Indians are flooded with Triple-A outfielders. He will start in right field for the Tribe today.