CLEVELAND — After Franmil Reyes left Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins with an abdominal strain, the Tribe placed him on the injured list and in turn, called up infielder Owen Miller from the Columbus Clippers.
Miller, 24, made his debut Sunday against the Twins, slated at designated hitter and placed sixth in the lineup. During his first three weeks of the Triple-A season, Miller has batted .406 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and nine RBI in 16 games.
Over the last year and a half, Miller has primarily played second and third base and manager Terry Francona doesn't want to "heap to much on him" right away as he adjusts to the big leagues. Still, Francona is looking forward to seeing him play at this level.
"It's going to be really fun to watch. I hope he gets off to a great start but however he does, he's going to be a good hitter," Francona said before Sunday's game.
As for Reyes, he was diagnosed before Sunday's game with an internal oblique strain. The team said Reyes will be out for five to seven weeks.
The Tribe also moved catcher Roberto Pérez from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list following surgery to repair a fractured finger. Pérez was expected to be out eight to 10 weeks, so the move to the 60-day IL remains in line with his recovery schedule.
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