The Indians recalled first baseman Matt LaPorta from Triple-A Columbus on Friday for his second stint with the team this season. The move was made after the club optioned right-hander Frank Herrmann to Columbus following Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Seattle.
LaPorta, who hit .247 with 11 homers in 107 games with Cleveland last year, has spent the majority of this season with Columbus. He had a brief stay with the Indians from June 3-12, going 2-for-11 with a run scored in three games.
LaPorta was hitting .264 with 19 homers and 62 RBIs in 101 games at Columbus. His home-run total and .472 slugging percentage both rank ninth in the International League.
Herrmann returns to Columbus after posting a 4.76 ERA in four appearances following an Aug. 7 promotion.
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