Coco DL’d; Gerut activated

The Indians placed Coco Crisp on the DL with a sprained thumb Wednesday and called Jody Gerut up from the minors. Crisp, who injured the thumb in the first inning of Tuesday’s win, had x-rays and an MRI done.

Losing Coco sucks, obviously, but it makes the Gerut decision easier. Now Shapiro has a little more time to evaluate this team before figuring out what to do when Juan Gonzalez is ready to return.

Gerut, meanwhile, was hitting .438 with three homers and eight RBIs in 12 Triple-A games. Let’s hope his bat remains hot against big-league pitching.

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