Indians Designate Jerad Head For Assignment

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 30: Jack Hannahan #9 and Jerad Head #32 of the Cleveland Indians celebrate in the dugout after Hannahan hit a two run home run during the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on August 30, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Indians announced today that outfielder Jerad Head has been designated for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Trevor Crowe. Crowe was previously on the 60-day disabled list, but the club activated him today.

Head, 28, made his MLB debut with the Indians a couple weeks ago, but went just 2-for-24 over the course of 8 games. His numbers in Triple-A have been much stronger this season at .284/.338/.526 over 463 plate appearances, but in general he's never really been considered a major prospect. In 2005, he was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Washburn University in Kansas, so the fact that he's even made it this far is pretty impressive.

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