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Seven Added To Big-League Roster

Jason Donald ... added to Tribe's roster.

The Indians purchased the contracts of seven players from their minor-league affiliates today. Left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz from Mahoning Valley, infielder Carlos Rivero, outfielder Nick Weglarz and right-hander Jeanmar Gomez from Akron and infielders Jason Donald and Wes Hodges and first baseman-outfielder Jordan Brown from Columbus were added -- putting Cleveland's roster at the 40-man limit.

The moves protect these prospects from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. The Indians added several minor-leaguers to their system in a series of trades last summer. That could lead to them losing a player or two in the Rule 5. Brown, 25, was a mid-season and post-season all-star selection and hit an International League-best .336 (140-for-417) with 35 doubles, 15 homers and 67 RBI in 111 games. He was...

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