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Posts Tagged ‘Triple-A International League.’

Reds acquire 1B/3B Mills from Indians in minor league trade

 

The Cleveland Indians expected a great deal out of Beau Mills, but that is usually the case with a  First-round Draft pick. After all, he was the 13th overall pick of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. The first baseman/third baseman’s play didn’t satisfy the front office, so he has been dealt to MLB team in southwest Ohio.

Beau Mills (courtesy of Columbus Clippers)

Cleveland traded Mills to Cincinnati in exchange for cash in a Minor League deal on Thursday, June 21.  Mills has been assigned to Double-A Pensacola in the Reds’ organization. Mills had start the 2012 MiLB season with the Columbus Clippers of the Triple-A International League.

This season, Mills as a designated hitter/first baseman,  he batted  just .197 with seven homers and 21 RBIs in 39 games for Triple-A Columbus. He can also play third base.  Mills’ production caused him to fall to third on the Indians organizational depth chart behind Matt LaPorta and Russ Canzler at first base for the Clippers.

In six minor league seasons with the Indians organization, the 25-year-old Mills hit .267 with 76 home runs and 375 RBI’s.

 

Info compiled from Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Radio & TV news

 

Drew Sutton gets recalled by the Indians from Columbus

The Cleveland Indians have recalled infielder Drew Sutton from Columbus of the Triple-A International League.

With infielder Jason Donald getting hit by a pitch on his right hand Sunday trying bunt and unable to play, Cleveland needed another infielder.

Cleveland claimed Sutton off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on August 6. He went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI’s in two games for the Reds on May 27-28, then was sent to the minors.

Drew Sutton (MiLB)

In 113 games at Triple-A Louisville and Columbus, the 27-year-old batted .273 with 24 doubles, five home runs and 42 RBI’s. Sutton, a switch-hitter, batted .302 with eight doubles, two homers and 15 RBI’s in 29 games for the IL wild card champion Columbus Clippers.

Sutton left the Clippers who are in the midst of the IL Finals against the Durham Bulls. In four preseason games, he was batting .333 with a double and three RBI’s.

compiled from Columbus Clippers & Cleveland Indians reports

The moment all Reds fans have been waiting for: Aroldis Chapman will be called up Tuesday

Cincinnati Reds prospect, lefty Aroldis Chapman, who along with Washington’s Stephen Strasburg, have been the talk of Major and Minor League baseball all season long.

Chapman has been dazzling Triple-A International League batters all season while pitching for Louisville. But now, the Cincinnati Reds feel its time to bring him to the majors and it’ll happen Tuesday (Today).

Aroldis Chapman getting the big league call-up (WAXX TV photo)

The move will automatically make Chapman eligible for postseason play. Traditionally, players must be on a team’s 25-man active roster by August 31 to be eligible for the playoffs, which is the main reason Cincinnati is planning to also activate veteran right-hander Aaron Harang on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old Chapman, is 9-6 in 2010 with eight saves and a 3.57 ERA in 39 games, including 13 starts. He has piled up 125 strikeouts with 52 walks in 95 2/3 innings and opponents are batting only .218 against the Cuban lefty.

compiled from staff & Cincinnati Reds news