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Indians pick Melky Cabrera up again and set him down in Columbus

In his first stint with the Tribe this year he hit .207/.242/.293

Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Cleveland Indians re-signed Melky Cabrera this afternoon and sent him to Triple-A Columbus.

I don’t understand it either. Melky did not play well earlier this season while covering for various injuries. Now, with Brandon Guyer likely returning to the disabled list after hitting a ball into his own knee, Melky may be poised to return to the Major League roster soon.

I am speculating here, but maybe the Indians want him as some kind of bizarre insurance policy for the outfield in Triple-A with Greg Allen and possibly Yandy Diaz and Francisco Mejia on the way soon?

It’s unfortunate to note that we probably did this to ourselves:

We will provide more information on this story as it pertains to Melky Cabrera’s return to the Indians roster, which is to say that I hope we have nothing else to say.