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Marte promoted to the Tribe!

Just saw it posted on MLB.com (http://tinyurl.com/jo7xr).  Vazquez was optioned to Buffalo to make room on the roster.

Marte has is batting .261 with 15 homers and 46 RBIs.  However, he's made 19 errors in the field.

According to the article, "The Indians had several front-office staff members check Marte out in recent days, with general manager Mark Shapiro getting the final look earlier this week."

Does this mean the FO couldn't find a taker for Boone?

UPDATE:  No, but it may mean that they've given up on trying to showcase him.  Either some other team is willing to take on part of his remaining salary, or they aren't.  Boone may be a likelier candidate for an August trade, since teams may not want to put a frivolous claim on him to block a waiver-wire deal, for fear of getting stuck with his salary.

Always the vigilant manager of expectations, Shapiro emphasized Marte's status as a work in progress yesterday, even as he hinted at an imminent callup:  "We've got to start the transition soon.  That means he's probably going to struggle a little bit when he gets here."

Readers of this blog will note that it is probably no accident that Marte will end the season with 126 days of major league service time.  [Jay]

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