CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – An ailing Ryan Rabun is going to get a couple more days rest, as today the Indians put the outfielder on the 15-day DL retro to August 19th with a strained left Achilles tendon.
Raburn’s place on the roster will be taken by outfielder Matt Carson, who was called up from AAA Columbus.
Raburn has missed 10 of the last 11 games since August 14 with continued soreness in his left foot and begins his third career stint on the Major League Disabled List today. He is hitting .270 (53-195) with 14 doubles, 15 home runs and 41 RBI in 70 games and currently sports a season OPS of .940. He is eligible for activation on September 3rd.
The 32-year-old Carson has spent the entire 2013 Minor League campaign at Triple-A Columbus where he has hit .252 (110-436) with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 14 home runs and 49 RBI while stealing 14 bases in 18 attempts (78%).
The Temecula, CA native, who was signed in November to a Minor League contract with spring training non-roster invite, is hitting .270 (31-115, .773OPS) vs. left-handed pitching for the Clippers. He has appeared in 68 games in right field, 30 games in center and 38 games in left field at Triple-A and is hitting .329 (24-73, 12RBI, 22G) since July 31. Matt appeared in 26 games for the Minnesota Twins in 2012.
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