CLEVELAND (AP) - Catcher Victor Martinez, one of the top players in Cleveland's minor league system, was recalled on Monday by the Indians from Double-A Akron.
The Indians also purchased the contract of right-hander Jason Davis from Akron. The Aeros' season ended Sunday night when they lost Game 5 to Harrisburg in the playoffs.
Martinez, a switch-hitter, won his second straight minor league batting title this season and was selected MVP of the Eastern League. The 23-year-old hit .336 with 22 homers and 85 RBIs in 121 games.
In 2001, Martinez led the Carolina League in hitting and also was MVP.
Davis, 22, was promoted from Class-A Kinston for the second half of the season and went 6-2 with a 3.51 ERA in 10 starts for Akron. In his last five starts, he was 5-0 with a 1.17 ERA.
To make room on their 40-man roster, the Indians transferred left-hander Heath Murray from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list. Murray went on the DL in July with shoulder inflammation.
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