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Indians add RHP Putnam; Choo, Tomlin doing rehab

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cleveland Indians have added right-hander Zach Putnam to their bullpen.

Cleveland selected Putnam's contract from Triple-A Columbus before Tuesday night's game in Texas.

Putnam, who has never pitched in the majors, went 6-3 with a 3.65 ERA and nine saves in 44 appearances for Columbus.

Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (left oblique strain) and right-hander Josh Tomlin (right elbow soreness) rejoined the Indians to continue their rehabs.

Manager Manny Acta says Choo has a chance to play in the series finale Thursday.

When Choo gets back in the lineup, Kosuke Fukudome could play left field for the first time. He caught fly balls in left during batting practice Tuesday.

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