Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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In what was exactly the move Indians fans have been looking for throughout the past few years, the Indians have traded Jose De La Torre (a 26 year old relief pitcher in AA) to the Boston Red Sox for Brent Lillibridge (a 28 year old glorified pinch runner).  First, what the Indians are losing. De La Torre started in Columbus this season after being brought over from the Mets during the off season. He was moderately successful, pitching in 7 games, striking out 16 in 10 innings and giving up four runs, but was demoted and has spent most of the season with Akron. With the Aeros he pitched well, going 7-1 from the bullpen with an ERA of 2.80 in 27 games (1 start). While he was playing well in AA, the fact that he is already 26 places him 2-4 years older than most of his competition. He was unlikely to ever make the Cleveland Indians Major League roster. In return, Brent Lillibridge will be immediately placed on the 25 man and has already replaced Lonnie Chisenhall on the 40 man ...
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