Reds Acquire Beau Mills from Indians

The Cleveland Indians traded former first round pick Beau Mills to the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations, reports Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.

The Indians selected Mills 13th overall in the 2007 MLB Draft and he entered the 2008 season ranked as the 87th best prospect in the game by Baseball America.

Splitting time between first and third base over his first few years in the minors, Mills posted solid numbers during his time in Low- and High-A. In his first full season of professional ball, Mills posted an OPS of .880 as a 21-year-old with the Indians High-A affiliate.

Mills went on to struggle over his first two seasons at the Double-A level, though he did rebound for a productive season in 2011 when he combined to hit at a clip of .289/.347/.513 during his time between Double- and Triple-A.

This season Mills, 25, only mustered an OPS of .633 over his 127 at-bats with the Indians Triple-A affiliate. Mills is now considered a first baseman/designated hitter.

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