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The Tribe made some moves on Friday. No, not for the elusive Right Handed Bat but for Pie.
Specifically, outfielder Felix Pie (also Jose Lopez and Aaron Cunningham).
From Paul Hoynes:
Antonetti on Friday signed infielder Jose Lopez and outfielder Felix Pie to minor-league deals with spring-training invitations. Then he traded Class AA closer Cory Burns to San Diego for outfielder Aaron Cunningham.
The cupboard is bare in the Indians’ outfield, which explains the additions of Cunningham and Pie. Cunningham, who is out of options, was added to the 40-man roster when right-hander Josh Judy was designated for assignment. If Cunningham doesn’t make the club out of spring training, he could be lost on waivers.
Pie, signed for $700,000 with a chance to make another $300,000 in performance bonuses, is a left-handed hitter. The Indians don’t need another lefty bat, but they do need an outfielder who can run, play defense and stay healthy, given the injury histories of starters Gra...
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I’m a big time tribe fan who is just getting a little sick of Cleveland Indians management sitting there with their thumbs up their butts! Lots of free agents out there and Cleveland needing some right handed power. So here come the winter meetings annnndddd…NOTHING! Antonetti hinted at something unexpected to happen but the same nothing emerged. Man, quit lying to us!
Felix Pie will earn $700,000 with a chance to make another $300,000 in incentives if he makes the Indians big-league club. Pie and Lopez receive spring training invitations.
CLEVELAND — The Indians have signed free agent infielder Jose Lopez and outfielder Felix Pie to minor league contracts for next season. Both deals include non-roster invitations to spring training. Lopez, a versatile former All-Star for Seattle, split last season with Colorado and Florida. The 28...
The San Diego Padres have apparently dealt OF Aaron Cunningham to the Cleveland Indians for RHP Cory Burns.
Cunningham was originally acquired by the Padres with Scott Hairston in the 2010 deal that sent Kevin Kouzmanoff and Eric Sogard to the Oakland A’s. Cunningham had a very solid year in 2010, hitting .288/.331/.417 in 147 plate appearances. He struggled last season...
Cleveland announced on Friday that it had signed Felix Pie and Jose Lopez to Minor League deals. Both players will attend Spring Training with the Indians as non-roster invitees.
The Indians have signed free agent infielder Jose Lopez and outfielder Felix Pie to minor league contracts for next season.
PADRES PRESS RELEASEPadres acquire Cory Burns from Indians in exchange for Aaron Cunningham
The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired right-handed pitcher Cory Burns from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielder Aaron Cunningham. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. Burns, 24, went 2-5 with 35 saves in 37 chances...
The Indians have acquired outfielder Aaron Cunningham from the Padres for minor leaguer Cory Burns, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter).
The Indians acquired outfielder Aaron Cunningham from the San Diego Padres earlier today for Minor League pitcher Cory Burns, according to baseball sources close to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (later confirmed by the team). In a parallel move, the Indians announced that they have designated Josh Judy for assignment.
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Here is the scouting report written around this time last year in advance of the 2011 season for right-handed pitcher Cory Burns. The Indians lost him today in a trade with the San Diego Padres in exchange for outfielder Aaron Cunningham. This report has only been available in my 2011 Prospect Book and not available on-line until now. (Note: the video included below is new and would...
The Padres added to their bullpen on Friday by trading outfielder Aaron Cunningham to the Indians for Minor League right-handed pitcher Cory Burns.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have acquired outfielder Aaron Cunningham in a trade with San Diego.
On Friday, the Indians completed a trade with the Padres to add Aaron Cunningham. In order to acquire the young outfielder, Cleveland sent Minor League reliever Cory Burns to San Diego.
The San Diego Padres acquired right- handed minor-league pitcher Cory Burns from the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Aaron Cunningham.
Of course the first day that I write this post the night before and not the morning of there has to be a HUGE trade. Yeah Byrnes made a trade by dealing away Aaron Cunningham yesterday, but that is all but forgotten after today. In case you haven't heard Mat Latos is no longer a Padre. Here are links on the trade and others (but mostly the trade):
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