Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/24/14
After the Blue Jays acquired Mike Aviles from the Red Sox for David Carpenter as the compensation for manager John Farrell, many expected this to be the end of days for Yunel Escobar in Toronto. Two weeks later, a shortstop has been dealt...and it's Aviles. Toronto sent Aviles along with Yan Gomes to the Indians in exchange for reliever Esmil Rogers. I'm not really sure where Aviles fits in with Cleveland, due to the presence of Jason Kipnis at second base, Asdrubal Cabrera at short, and Lonnie Chisenhall at third. The only possible things I can think of would be a potential trade of Cabrera, acquiring Aviles just to spin him off to another team, or using him in a supersub role, playing a variety of positions to give Kipnis, Cabrera, and Chisenhall days off. That could be a smart move with Chisenhall's injury problems last year, but Aviles really doesn't hit enough to play third base on an every day basis. Trading Cabrera could make sense with the dearth of...
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