Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians will be without first baseman Carlos Santana for at least part of their weekend series with the Seattle Mariners due to the birth of his daughter.

The Indians placed Santana on the paternity list among a flurry of moves prior to Thursday's series opener, which included placing reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list.

Players are permitted to stay on the paternity list up to three days. Cleveland selected the contract of outfielder Jerry Sands from Triple-A Columbus to replace Santana, the American League leader with 37 walks this season.

Sands went 8-for-23 with four RBI during a nine-game stint with the Tribe back in April.

Atchison sprained his left ankle during drills in the outfield earlier this week. The veteran right-hander is 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA in 19 appearances thus far in 2015.

Reliever Austin Adams was recalled from Columbus to take Atchison's spot. The 28-year-old pitched in three games with Cleveland earlier this season, allowing a run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings.