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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||350.00||17.00||.220||55.00||48.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox||4||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs RHP||10||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|Last 7 Games|
Fan Man Zach Walters demoted to Columbus by Indians
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Strikeout machine Zach Walters has been optioned by the Indians to Triple-A Columbus to make room on the roster for Wednesday night starter Shaun Marcum, the Northeast Ohio Media Group is reporting.
Walters has struggled to make consistent contact. He has 56 strikeouts in 144 at-bats over the last two seasons and has fanned eight times in 17 at-bats in 2015.
Indians OF Michael Bourn out of the lineup on Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn is out of the starting lineup on Monday against the White Sox, the team announced.
Bourn has started eight of the last 10 and 30 of 36 games for Cleveland this year, but will get a day off for Zach Walters. Bourn is hitting .233 with nine RBI in 116 at-bats this season.
Terry Francona looks to get Indians' Zach Walters going with start Friday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/15/15) Indians manager Terry Francona said he's giving Zach Walters the start at third base Friday in Texas to try to "...get him going," reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group.|
In four games this season, Walters is 0 for 8 with six strikeouts.
Walters, in his third MLB season, is a career .182 hitter (26 for 143).
Indians' Walters, Raburn take over for Bourn, Chisenhall Friday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/15/15) Indians center fielder Michael Bourn and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall were not included in the starting lineup Friday night against left-hander Bruce Chen and the Rangers, per the team's official website.
Bourn is a .200 hitter (8 for 40) this season against southpaws. Chisenhall has fared better against left-handers, slashing .256/.326/.308 on the year. Manager Terry Francona inserted Zach Walters at third. Michael Brantley shifted to center field, with Ryan Raburn in the left field and at the cleanup spot.
Indians SS Mike Aviles could supplant Jose Ramirez as starter
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) Veteran Indians utility man Mike Aviles could be destined to take over the starting shortstop job, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
Aviles is currently on the family medical emergency list after his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, but he should be back this weekend.
He would replace struggling Jose Ramirez, who would be sent to Triple-A Columbus for steady work. Ramirez is batting .179.
"I'm encouraged by the way Jose continues to work, both offensively and defensively, to try to improve his performance," said general manager Chris Antonetti. "But it's been a struggle for him. He's a young player that's going through an extended struggle in the major leagues in an environment where there's high expectations for team success."
Ramirez has admitted that, though he remains confident, he's not the same player that helped spark the team following the 2014 trade of Asdrubal Cabrera.
His potential demotion would thrust Zach Walters into the backup shortstop role.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/15||CIN||7:10 pm||Mike Leake|
|5/23/15||CIN||4:10 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|5/24/15||CIN||1:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|5/25/15||TEX||4:10 pm||Phil Klein|
|5/26/15||TEX||7:10 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|5/27/15||TEX||12:10 pm||Colby Lewis|
|5/28/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||James Paxton|