05/15/10 7:27 PM ET
Indians place Marte on 15-day disabled list
By Jeff Seidel / Special to MLB.com
The club said that Marte has a "non-baseball medical issue,"and the move is retroactive to May 12. Manager Manny Acta said there's nothing else they can say at this time, but that it's probably something that won't take more than 10 days, and Marte is going back to Cleveland.
"We feel that we're covered with infielders," Acta said. "We're figuring that it's not a long-term type of situation."
He's batting .208 this season with one homer and seven RBIs in 15 games so far.
Crowe was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on March 31. He hit .257 in Spring Training with six RBIs in 12 games.
Cleveland picked Crowe in the first round of the 2005 Draft and he made his Major League debut with the Indians last year. He hit .235 in 68 games in three separate times with the team, finishing with one homer and 17 RBIs.
"Just coming in and knowing all the players, knowing the routine in the big leagues, that just helps you settle down a little bit," Crowe said. "I'm definitely more confortable [now]."
Crowe was in the lineup Saturday, playing center field and batting ninth.
The Plain-Dealer reported on its website, citing unnamed sources, that Marte has an infected ingrown hair on his stomach.
Streak is over for Sizemore
BALTIMORE -- Grady Sizemore's error Friday stopped his streak of 158 consecutive games without an miscue.
Indians manager Manny Acta said that streak is even more impressive considering the fact that Sizemore is a center fielder, someone who gets more chances than other outfielders.
"It was sad to see it end," Acta said.
But Sizemore will get a break in tonight's game. He's been struggling at the plate all season, batting just .208 with no homers and 12 RBIs. Sizemore also has 34 strikeouts and only nine walks.
"He's just getting the day off," Acta said. "He's fine. I think he needs it.
Crowe has travel troubles in Baltimore
BALTIMORE -- Trevor Crowe was laughing a little over the little incident he had when arriving at the team's hotel in Baltimore.
He and his girlfriend came in and tried to register, explaining to the person that he was with the Indians and wanted to check in.
But Crowe was told there wasn't a room for him, and the team was not staying at the hotel.
They finally got it straightened out, and several hours later, it made Crowe laugh. It just wasn't terribly funny at that moment.
Kearns a big hit in Cleveland
BALTIMORE -- Austin Kearns has been a pleasant surprise for the Indians this season. He's got a .341 average with two homers and 17 RBIs and is in the lineup again Saturday in the cleanup spot.
Cleveland signed him to a Minor League contract this winter after Kearns struggled through two injury-plagued seasons with the Nationals. But Kearns has been a big hit with Cleveland, hitting like he did earlier in his career before the injuries.
Kearns entered Saturday riding a six-game hitting streak. He's got a .368 average with five RBIs in that stretch.
"He came to Spring Training and really earned a spot," Acta said. "He has carried us for a period of time."
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.