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Wednesday, February 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Key moment for newest Indians player

Catcher Oliver Caraballo, playing in his third game with the Spokane Indians, came to bat during a crucial moment of Wednesday's game against Eugene. Read game story

Caraballo made his Indians debut Saturday at Everett as a late replacement at catcher. He didn't have an at-bat.

He started at first base Tuesday at Tri-City and went 3 for 4.

The fourth-year pro played five games at Class A Advanced High Desert this year, going 7 for 15 (.467). He played the previous two seasons at the Arizona Rookie League.

Caraballo came to bat during an important moment Wednesday. The Indians, trailing 4-3, had loaded the bases after two outs on Leon Byrd's bunt single, Dylan Moore's walk and Jamie Potts reaching first base on a strikeout/wild pitch.

Caraballo, 0 for 3 in the game with two strikeouts, grounded out to shortstop to allow Eugene to maintain a lead that it would hold for the final two innings.

"He's been swinging the bat well for us," Indians manager Tim Hulett said of Caraballo. "Today, he was a little overaggressive. Maybe with the hometown crowd he wanted to do well."


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