Mike Aviles, Ryan Raburn and Jason Giambi are likely going to start playing more for the Tribe moving forward

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 13 May 2013 at 4:08 pm

With the demotion of 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to AAA, the Indians have opened up more ABs for 32-year old righty swinging Mike Aviles, 32-year old righty swinging Ryan Raburn and 42-year old lefty swinging DH Jason Giambi.  Mark Reynolds will also likely play more at 3B than he has so far this year for the Indians.  When Reynolds is at 3B, Giambi will likely get to DH.  Giambi has played in 12 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 9 for 40 (.225 avg, .754 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 2 homers and 11 RBIs.  When Reynolds DHs, Aviles or Raburn will likely play 3B.  Aviles has played in 22 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 16 for 56 (.286 avg, .735 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Raburn has played in 23 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 24 of 75 (.320 avg, .938 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 4 homers and 11 RBIs.  With the demotion of Chisenhall, the Indians have amped up the offense even more…..as Giambi, Aviles and Raburn are all hitting the ball well so far this year.

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