Moore (elbow) was put on the 7-day DL on Wednesday. The 32-year-old catcher was hitting .268 with five home runs with Triple-A Columbus this season before injuring his elbow. It's currently unknown exactly what his return timetable is, but the earliest he can return would be against Toledo on July 14.
Moore accepted his designation to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday. Moore was designated for assignment on May 4 after failing to make an appearance during his brief stint with the team. He'll now return to the Triple-A level to get more reps, and likely won't be back unless an injury at the Major League level forces a need for a backup catcher.
Moore was designated for assignment by the Indians on Wednesday. After being added to the 40-man roster at the beginning of May, Moore did not make it into a game during his brief tenure in the big leagues. Prior to being called up, Moore was hitting just .156 in the minors with two home runs and five RBI. The Indians brought back Chris Gimenez, which made Moore surplus to the team's demands, even with Roberto Perez heading to the disabled list with a broken thumb.
Moore's contract was purchased from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. The Tribe placed Roberto Perez on the DL in a corresponding move after the catcher fractured his right thumb in Saturday's game against the Phillies. Though he's now back in the majors, don't look for Moore to receive more than one or two starts a week behind regular starting catcher Yan Gomes.
Moore was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. The Indians are set at catcher at the big league level with Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez, so Moore will head down to the minors and provide organizational depth at the position. In limited action this spring, Moore hit .429 with two doubles in 14 at-bats.