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Indians add four players to 40-man roster

Indians add four players to 40-man roster Indians add four players to 40-man roster

The Indians purchased the contracts of outfielder Tim Fedroff and pitcher Chen-Chang Lee from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and pitchers Trey Haley and T.J. House from the Double-A Akron Aeros, adding all four players to the club's 40-man roster.

Fedroff, 25, hit a combined .316 with 79 runs scored, 23 doubles, 10 triples, 12 home runs and 54 RBI's in 123 games between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus in 2012.  The Hillsborough, NJ native is a career .296 hitter at the minor league level since being selected in the seventh round of the 2008 draft out of the University of North Carolina.

Lee, 26, was limited to 5 relief appearances at AAA Columbus in 2012 before experiencing right elbow soreness that eventually led to reconstructive surgery on June 1.  The native of Peng-Hu, Taiwan owns a four-year career minor league record of 17-11 with a 3.00 ERA in 138 relief appearances.  

Haley, 22, split the 2012 season between Class-A Carolina and Class-AA Akron with a rehab stop in Arizona, going a combined 4-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 25 relief appearances.  He did not allow a home run for the season and averaged 11.4 strikeouts per 9.0IP while missing 7 weeks of the season due to surgery to repair a sports hernia.  

House, 23, spent the 2012 season between Class-A Carolina and Class-AA Akron where he went a combined 10-5 with 3.56 ERA in 27 starts and yielded just 8 home runs in 149.1 innings of work.  He was the Tribe's 16th round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft from Picayune High School.

To allow room on the 40-man roster the Indians today outrighted Matt LaPorta and Brent Lillibridge to AAA Columbus and designated pitcher Fabio Martinez for assignment. The 40-man roster currently sits at 40 players. 

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