Even though the Indians were able acquire four players in
the three-team trade that involved Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald, Cleveland
will not be deterred from moving right-hander Justin Masterson, shortstop
Asdrubal Cabrera or closer Chris Perez “in the right deal,” according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Their four-player return for right fielder Shin-Soo Choo and
infielder Jason Donald will not deter the team from moving right-hander Justin
Masterson, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera or closer Chris Perez in the
right deal, according to a source.
In exchange for Choo and Donald the Indians received center
fielder Drew Stubbs, right-hander Trevor Bauer and relievers Matt Albers and
Bryan Shaw. All are major league-ready, a sign that Cleveland could continue to
target players that are set to contribute at the highest level.
Cabrera has had his name tossed around in trade rumors given
the dearth of available shortstop options on the market. Masterson put together
a strong 2011 campaign before struggling in a big was last season. While he’s
been productive, Perez has been outspoken regarding his displeasure of the way
the Indians handle their business.
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