• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Indians' Zach Walters dealing with shoulder injury

    Indians minor league player Zach Walters suffered a shoulder injury while playing with Triple-A Columbus on Thursday and was moved to the team's 7-day DL, the Associated Press reports. The injury, which Walters sustained on a headfirst dive into home plate, will likely close off any possibility of a September call-up. Walters struggled during a 12-game stint with the Tribe earlier this season, batting .133 with 15 strikeouts and no walks in 30 plate appearances.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Indians' Ryan Raburn activated from bereavement list; Walters optioned

    The Indians have activated Ryan Raburn from the bereavement list, and optioned Zach Walters to Triple-A Columbus. Rabrun has been away from the team since Tuesday. Walters went 0 for 3 in his only game since being recalled when Raburn left the team.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Indians place Raburn on bereavement list, recall Walters

    The Indians placed outfielder Ryan Raburn on the bereavement list Tuesday. To take his spot on the roster, infielder Zach Walters was recalled from Triple-A Columbus.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Indians recall Crockett, Manship; option Walters to Triple-A

    The Indians recalled pitchers Kyle Crockett and Jeff Manship from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday. They also optioned infielder Zach Walters to Triple-A.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Utility player Zach Walters back up with Indians

    The Indians have officially called up utility player Zach Walters from Triple-A Columbus, per MLB.com. He is not in the lineup Tuesday against Seattle. Walters will serve as the backup at short to Mike Aviles and third to Giovanny Urshela. He can also play the corner outfield positions. His struggles have revolved around making consistent contact. Walters had one hit and eight strikeouts in 17 at-bats in earlier stint with Cleveland this season. He has fanned 56 times in 152 at-bats during his major league career.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Indians to promote Zach Walters, not Francisco Lindor

    The Indians are set to bypass premier prospect Francisco Lindor and promote Zach Walters from Triple-A Columbus to replace the dispatched Jose Ramirez, per MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal. It remains to be seen how much playing time Walters receives. Mike Aviles has been hitting well and will likely now start at short. Walters has not hit well in the minors. He has just two hits in his last 25 at-bats and has fanned 27 times in 107 at-bats this season. His noted power has also been missing - he has just two home runs. Lindor has nine hits in his last six games to raise his average to .269. The Indians have denied any intention of holding him back to prevent his arbitration clock from starting.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Fan Man Zach Walters demoted to Columbus by Indians

    Strikeout machine Zach Walters has been optioned by the Indians to Triple-A Columbus to make room on the roster for Wednesday night starter Shaun Marcum, the Northeast Ohio Media Group is reporting. Walters has struggled to make consistent contact. He has 56 strikeouts in 144 at-bats over the last two seasons and has fanned eight times in 17 at-bats in 2015.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Indians OF Michael Bourn out of the lineup on Monday

    Indians outfielder Michael Bourn is out of the starting lineup on Monday against the White Sox, the team announced. Bourn has started eight of the last 10 and 30 of 36 games for Cleveland this year, but will get a day off for Zach Walters. Bourn is hitting .233 with nine RBI in 116 at-bats this season.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Terry Francona looks to get Indians' Zach Walters going with start Friday

    Indians manager Terry Francona said he's giving Zach Walters the start at third base Friday in Texas to try to "...get him going," reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group.In four games this season, Walters is 0 for 8 with six strikeouts.Walters, in his third MLB season, is a career .182 hitter (26 for 143).

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Indians' Walters, Raburn take over for Bourn, Chisenhall Friday

    Indians center fielder Michael Bourn and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall were not included in the starting lineup Friday night against left-hander Bruce Chen and the Rangers, per the team's official website. Bourn is a .200 hitter (8 for 40) this season against southpaws. Chisenhall has fared better against left-handers, slashing .256/.326/.308 on the year. Manager Terry Francona inserted Zach Walters at third. Michael Brantley shifted to center field, with Ryan Raburn in the left field and at the cleanup spot.