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Indians get Fukudome in trade with Cubs

 

Kosuke Fukudome (courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

The Cleveland Indians have been looking for help for their short-handed outfield since the injury bug hit Grady Sizemore and Shin-Soo Choo.

They have accomplished that task with the acquisition of Chicago Cubs right-fielder Kosuke Fukodome.

In exchange for the left-handed hitting outfielder, the Indians sent Class A Kinston outfielder Abner Abreau and Triple-A Columbus bullpen specialist Carlton Smith, a righty, to the Cubs. The Cubs agreed to pay the bulk of Fukudome’s 2011 salary of $4.7 million.

Fukudome, 34, is making $13.5 million this year, his last of a four-year deal with Chicago. He had a very limited no-trade clause, which listed Cleveland, but he waived it to approve the deal.

He is hitting .273 with 3 homers, 15 doubles, 13 RBI’s, a .375 on-base percentage, which ranked 14th in the National League. He has played in 87 games.

To make room for Fukudome on the 40-man roster, Travis Buck is the odd-man out. Buck has been designated for assignment which means the Indians have 10 days to trade him, release him or if he clears waivers, back to the minors.

 

Info compiled from staff, Cleveland Indians & Chicago Cubs news

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