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Just when Mike Aviles was getting comfortable in Toronto, they shipped him out of town. Yup, two weeks after the Jays received Aviles in exchange for compensation for John Farrell, he was traded to the wonderful city of Cleveland.
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have shipped Aviles and utility man Yan Gomes to the Indians in exchange for right-hander Esmil Rogers.
Aviles, who turns 32 next March, batted .250/.282/.381 with 13 home
runs, 60 RBI and a .663 OPS in 136 games this season for the Red Sox. He
earned $1.2 million in 2012 and is arbitration-eligible for the second
time this winter. The Indians already have Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis as starters at shortstop and second base respectively, so Aviles could be in the mix at third base or as a backup infielder.
It seems Mike Aviles was just a pawn in Toronto's grand scheme to take over the AL East. Or, they just thought he has more trade value than what he is worth to the franchise, as they prep for another disappointing season. The latter makes more sense.
I don't know about Mike, but I would rather be in Toronto than Cleveland. Not only because of the strong possibility of becoming a back-up, more because the city just plain sucks. That brings us to another perfect segue to the hastily made Cleveland tourism video...
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The Tribe added SS Mike Aviles ad C Yan Gomes from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for 27 year old relief pitcher Esmil Rogers. From their press release:
Aviles, 31, appeared in 136 games for the Red Sox as their starting shortstop last season, batting .250 with 13 HR and 60 RBI. The right-handed hitting versatile middle infielder was originally drafted in the 7th round by the...
Mike Aviles should take all this attention as a compliment.
Just weeks after being sent to Toronto as compensation for the Red Sox hiring away former Blue Jays manager John Farrell, Aviles has been dealt to another team.
Aviles, who came to the Red Sox partway through 2011 and was the team's starting shortstop last year, is headed to Cleveland with infielder...
Saturday Afternoons in the fall is reserved for college football. On a day with big games galore, the Indians made news with a very interesting deal. Esmil Rogers, who was somewhat of a pen savior and one of the few bright spots in the horror show that was the 2012 season, was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays for veteran infielder Mike Aviles and catcher/1B/3B Yan Gomes. Aviles spent...
The Toronto Blue Jays traded shortstop Mike Aviles to the
Cleveland Indians with infielder Yan Gomes in exchange for right-hander Esmil
Rogers, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
Well that didn't last long. Mike Aviles era is over traded by #Jays to Indians with Yan Games for RHP Esmil Rogers.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 3, 2012
Aviles spent the 2012...
The Cleveland Indians acquired infielder Mike Aviles and catcher/infielder Yan Gomes from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Esmil Rogers, the Indians announced Saturday. Aviles batted .250 with 13 home runs and 60 RBI in 136 games last season for the Boston Red Sox. He was traded from Boston to Toronto two weeks ago. Gomes batted .204 with four homers and 13 RBI...
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...
In this young off season, the Cleveland Indians are already making moves, trading for Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes, sending Esmil Rogers to the Blue Jays. It’ll be a while before we see how these moves impact the team, but hopefully they can provide the Tribe with an offensive jolt.
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club acquired INF MIKE AVILES and CA/INF YAN GOMES from the...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes from the Blue Jays for Esmil Rogers, the involved teams announced.
Aviles was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Red Sox as compensation for manager John Farrell. Aviles will be rejoining new Indians manager Terry Francona whom he played briefly for in 2011. Aviles who can play anywhere in the infield (besides first base...
The Cleveland Indians have traded right-hander Esmil Rogers to the Toronto Blue Jays for infielders Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes.
The deal was announced Saturday.
Rogers split time last season with Cleveland and Colorado, going 3-3 with a 4.69 ERA in 67 combined games. The 27-year-old is 11-12 lifetime in the majors with a 5.95 ERA.
Aviles never played for Toronto. He was acquired...
The Toronto Blue Jays are casting a wide net in their search for rotation upgrades, already showing interest in free agents Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Lohse and Ryan Dempster, among others, according to major-league sources.
Toronto was a surprising contender in the American League East – much like Baltimore, the eventual wild card-winner – but fell out of the race after...
As you should all know by now, the Jays have trade Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes for Esmil Rogers. After spending so much time pondering whether Aviles was a good return for a manager or not, what do we make of this?My first reaction was that this trade was kinda a head-scratcher. After the disappointment that were weren't getting Pedroia for Farrell faded away, I think many of us...