After missing 10 of the team's last 11 games, the Cleveland Indians placed outfielder Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left achilles. The move will be retro-active to August 19th, making him eligible to be activated on September 3rd.
In the meantime, the club has purchased the contract of outfielder Matt Carson from Triple-A Columbus.
Raburn has flourished in a part-time role off of Terry Francona's bench. Playing in 70 games this season, Raburn sports a batting average of .270 with 15 home runs and 41 runs batted in.
He has posted an OPS of .940 in 2013.
After signing a minor league contract with the Tribe prior to spring training, Raburn excelled and won a job on the 25-man roster at the start of the season.
He signed a two-year contract extension with Cleveland in early August.
Meanwhile, the 32-year old Carson has hit .251 with 14 home runs with Columbus this season.
He played in 26 games with the Minnesota Twins in 2012.
The team will announce movement on the 40-man roster prior to the game on Wednesday.