Indians recall Gutierrez, option Koplove

Updated: May 31, 2007, 3:43 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians recalled outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday and optioned right-hander Mike Koplove to their affiliate in the International League.

Gutierrez played in four games with the Indians from May 6-19, hitting .200 (1-for-5).

He has scored 29 runs in 30 games at Buffalo this season, batting .341 (44-for-129) with four home runs, 16 RBIs and seven stolen bases.

Koplove appeared in three games after being called up May 23. He allowed two earned runs in four innings for a 4.50 ERA. Earlier this season at Buffalo, Koplove went 2-0 with three saves and a 1.00 ERA in 17 relief appearances in 18 innings.


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