CLEVELAND - General manager Chris Antonetti agrees with Cleveland fans: The 2012 Indians are very disappointing.
Antonetti said Friday nothing can be done about two long losing streaks that dropped Cleveland from 2 1/2 games out in the AL Central to fourth place and 14 1/2 behind. He said many factors contributed, but wants to finish strong.
Cleveland recalled first baseman-outfielder Matt LaPorta from Columbus and optioned right-hander Frank Herrmann to the Triple-A team. LaPorta, yet to live up to being the key figure in the trade of 2007 AL Cy Young winner CC Sabathia in 2008, will be among many under scrutiny in the final 38 games.
Antonetti said upcoming results will be used to evaluate everyone.