Indians Recall Dunwoody From Buffalo

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians recalled outfielder Todd Dunwoody from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday in time for Cleveland's first game against Florida since the 1997 World Series.

Dunwoody, who played 19 games for the Marlins in '97, was batting .261 with three homers and 17 RBIs for Buffalo.

To make room on the roster, the Indians optioned outfielder Chad Allen to the Bisons.

Cleveland opens a three-game series in Miami on Tuesday night.

The Indians last faced the Marlins in Game 7 of the '97 series when Florida won on Edgar Renteria's two-out RBI single in the 11th inning.

Dunwoody, 27, signed a minor league contract with the Indians in November. He played in 33 games for the Chicago Cubs last season before becoming a free agent.

In 1996, Dunwoody was the top player in the Marlins' organization, but was traded after the 1999 season to Kansas City.

He opened the 2000 season on the disabled list after tearing ankle ligaments during a spring training game in Florida against the Indians.

Allen went 1-for-10 in five games with the Indians.

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