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Indians make room for Nick Johnson

Updated: June 7, 2011, 3:02 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have released infielder Wes Hodges to make room at Triple-A Columbus for former New York Yankees first baseman Nick Johnson.

Johnson signed a minor league contract with the club in February. He will play with the Clippers and also for Double-A Akron, depending on the teams' schedules.

Johnson had offseason surgery on his right wrist and the Indians are eager to see if he can help them.

Johnson took batting practice and grounders at Progressive ...

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