CLEVELAND (AP) — First baseman Matt LaPorta has been sent to the minors by the Cleveland Indians.
LaPorta, considered the key part of the blockbuster trade that sent Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers in July 2007, was sent to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.
Cleveland recalled right-hander Jeanmar Gomez to start the second game of a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics.
LaPorta has been a disappointment in Cleveland.
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