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Indians place Marte on 15-day disabled list

Indians place Marte on 15-day disabled list

BALTIMORE -- The Indians placed infielder Andy Marte on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Trevor Crowe to take his spot on the roster.

The club said that Marte has a "non-baseball medical issue,"and the move is retroactive to May 12. Manager Manny Acta said there's nothing else they can say at this time, but that it's probably something that won't take more than 10 days, and Marte is going back to Cleveland.

"We feel that we're covered with infielders," Acta said. "We're figuring that it's not a long-term type of situation."

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He's batting .208 this season with one homer and seven RBIs in 15 games so far.

Crowe was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on March 31. He hit .257 in Spring Training with six RBIs in 12 games.

Cleveland picked Crowe in the first round of the 2005 Draft and he made his Major League debut with the Indians last year. He hit .235 in 68 games in three separate times with the team, finishing with one homer and 17 RBIs.

"Just coming in and knowing all the players, knowing the routine in the big leagues, that just helps you settle down a little bit," Crowe said. "I'm definitely more confortable [now]."

Crowe was in the lineup Saturday, playing center field and batting ninth.

The Plain-Dealer reported on its website, citing unnamed sources, that Marte has an infected ingrown hair on his stomach.

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