PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Brent Lillibridge #18 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates his run with Brandon Short #76 to trail the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-6 in the seventh inning during spring training at Camelback Ranch on February 28, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Red Sox trade Lillibridge to Cleveland for minor leaguereliever De La Torre— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) July 24, 2012
This marks the second time Lillibridge has been traded this season. The 28-year-old went to Boston in the Kevin Youkilis deal exactly one month ago on June 24. In 10 games with the Red Sox, Lillibridge went a meager 2-for-16. He adds bench depth to the Indians as they attempt to climb back into the playoff race. Cleveland stands 4 games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central and 3.5 games behind the Oakland Athletics for the final Wild Card spot.
Jose De La Torre is a 5'9" right-handed reliever who posted a 2.91 ERA in 55.2 innings across Double-A and Triple-A this season. The 26-year-old spent six seasons in the New York Mets' minor league system before joining the Indians in 2012.