- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2011

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have optioned outfielder Travis Buck to Triple-A Columbus.

The club made the move following Wednesday night’s 4-3 win over Colorado, but did not announce it until Thursday, an off day before beginning a nine-game interleague trip to three NL cities.

In two stints with the Indians, Buck has batted .228 with two homers and nine RBIs in 32 games. He doubled in Wednesday’s win.

The Indians are expected to recall Shelley Duncan from the Clippers before Friday’s series opener in San Francisco. Duncan was optioned to the minors on June 8, when the club promoted infielder Cord Phelps.

The club’s best pinch-hitter, Duncan hit .222 with two homers and 17 RBIs before being sent down.

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