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Indians' Swisher, Santana to DL

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The Cleveland Indians placed infielder Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended left knee and catcher-infielder Carlos Santana on the seven-day concussion DL Tuesday.

To fill the roster spots, the Indians selected the contract of catcher Geortge Kottaras from Triple-A Columbus and recalled infielder Jesus Aguilar from Columbus. The Tribe also designed right-hander Blake Wood for assignment.

Santana was hit on the head by a foul ball on Sunday during a game against Baltimore and began to experience concussion-like stymptoms. He did not play in Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

The 33-year-old Swisher has only been on the disabled list once previously during his career, which came in May 2005 while he was with the Oakland Athletics. Swisher experienced knee soreness for the past week and left Monday's game against the White Sox in the eighth inning.

In 49 games this season, Swisher is batting .211 with three home runs and 19 RBIs.

Kottaras played in one game for the Indians earlier this season and became the first Cleveland batter to hit a home run in each of his first two plate appearances.

Aguilar was with the Indians from May 15 to May 19 and appeared in four games. He is batting .286 (42-147) with seven home runs and 19 RBIs in 42 games for Columbus.
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