The Cleveland Indians have traded Kelvin De La Cruz to the Texas Rangers, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. De La Cruz is the the left-handed pitcher the Indians DFA'd to make room for the recent Casey Kotchman signing.
De La Cruz, 23, has 6 seasons of minor ball under his belt, all within the Indians' system. He spent 2011 in double-A Akron, where he went 5-6 with a 4.19 ERA over 86 innings.
The Rangers are clearly getting a project here. The deal is for cash considerations, according to Jordan Bastian.
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Indians trade LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to Texas. Was DFA'd to make room for Casey Kotchman.
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Indians are close to trading Kelvin De La Cruz, a left-hander they designated to make room for Casey Kotchman.
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