Gomez called up to start for Indians

Updated: July 18, 2010, 12:25 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have called up Jeanmar Gomez from Triple-A Columbus to make his major league debut in a start against the Detroit Tigers.

Veteran infielder Anderson Hernandez was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot Sunday.

Gomez, a 22-year-old right-hander from Venezuela, had a 6-8 record and 5.70 ERA in 18 starts at Columbus this season. A year ago, he went 10-4 and pitched a perfect game for Double-A Akron.

Hernandez hit .246 with two RBIs in 22 games for Cleveland.


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