Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Indians add Brandon Guyer

On a day that saw many trades (that we will be reviewing over the next day or two) and involved all three teams-the Cleveland Indians made the smallest move after making the big score over the weekend in obtaining Andrew Miller.

The Indians added outfielder Brandon Guyer from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor leaguers Nathan Lukes and Jhonleider Salinas.
Guyer is hitting just .241,but mashes against lefthanders to a tune of .344 and should help against those southpaws.

Lukes hit .299 between two stops this season between Lake County and Lynchburg and at 22 wasn't overly old for the level.
I'm not saying Lukes is a non-prospect,but he's not a top 20 guy either.
Jhonleider Salinas has yet to play above the Arizona complex leagues,but has gotten some nice reviews from Indians followers.

Cleveland designated Juan Uribe for assignment following the trade.
Uribe was hitting  just .206 with seven home runs and despite being given every chance to hold the third base job,looks to be finished at the age of 37.

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