Maine, Rottino among additional callups

Maine, Rottino among additional callups

Maine, Rottino among additional callups
DETROIT -- Indians manager Manny Acta hinted in Monday's morning session with the media that there would be more September callups on the way, but first Triple-A Columbus needed to finish up its season.

The team did that against Toledo on Monday afternoon and following the Indians' 3-2 win over the Tigers, the club announced four more players to be added to the roster.

Left-handers David Huff and Scott Maine will join infielders Cord Phelps and Vinny Rottino in the big leagues starting on Tuesday, bringing the Major League roster to 33 players.

Of all four players, Maine is the only one with legitimate big league experience in 2012. He made 21 relief appearances for the Cubs before being claimed on waivers by the Tribe and he held left-handed hitters to a .130 batting average.

Rottino played in 18 games with the Mets and two with the Indians. He hit .297 with 66 RBIs in his time split between the Indians and Mets Triple-A Minor League affiliates.

Phelps, perhaps, had the best Minor League season of the bunch, as he hit .276 and led the International League in runs, tied for third in doubles, fourth in hits and fifth in walks. Huff went 7-6 with a 4.97 ERA in 24 games for the Clippers.

Acta said the rest of the season will be about giving the organization a good chance to evaluate the younger players, so it's very possible these guys will all see action at some point.