According to an AL executive, the Indians have selected Brewers outfielder Michael Brantley, who hit .319 with 4 HR in 106 games this season, to complete the Sabathia trade from July. As apart of the deal, if the Brewers made the playoffs, the Indians would be allowed to select the final player to be named from the Sabathia trade. That name came from a list of five that were preselected by both GM's.
Brantley has solid potential, but probably won't be ready for a couple more years. The main prospect in that trade, Matt LaPorta, could see time in the majors next season.
This story was approved by MLB Rumors.
article written 09.30.2008 at 12:27 A.M.