The Indians have promoted reliever Giovanni Soto and middle infielder Michael Martinez from Triple-A Columbus. The 32-year-old Martinez is having arguably his finest minor league season. He's batting .289 with 53 runs and 11 stolen bases. He is arriving in Cleveland after running his hitting streak to seven games. Soto has posted a 2.68 ERA and has allowed 35 hits in 53 2/3 innings.
The Indians announced Thursday they optioned Scott Barnes and Corey Kluber to Triple-A Columbus. They also signed Giovanni Soto to minor-league camp.