Luplow recalled by Indians, Allen sent to Triple-A

The Indians add a right-handed outfielder to the lineup

James Rapien
April 28, 2019 - 5:05 pm
Mar 7, 2019; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians left fielder Jordan Luplow (8) singles in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians recalled outfielder Jordan Luplow and sent Greg Allen to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday afternoon. 

Luplow, 25, posted a .353 batting average (12-for-34) with 3 doubles, 2 homers and 6 RBI over nine games for the Clippers. He gives the Indians a right-handed option in the middle of their lineup. 

Luplow started the season with the Indians, going 3-for-15 (.200) in seven games. 

The switch-hitting Allen struggled at the plate to start the season. He was hitting .105 ( 4-for-38) with six RBI in 19 games. Allen is a versatile defender, who's made some nice plays in the outfield. The Indians hope he can go to Columbus and get into a rhythm at the plate. Don't be shocked if he's back with the Indians later this season. Allen has one minor-league option left going into 2020. 

Fans have been clamoring for Oscar Mercado to be called up from Columbus. He's hitting .321 with a .418 on-base percentage and two home runs in 20 games. The 24-year-old is expected to be a big part of the Indians' future, but he won't have a big role on their current team barring an injury. 

Luplow's numbers were better in Triple-A and the Indians feel like he's ready to contibute this season. He posed a .385 (5-for-13) mark against left-handed pitching for the Clippers.

Luplow is hitting fifth in the Indians' lineup on Sunday.