Indians Complete Three Team Trade
December 11, 2008
The Indians tonight completed a massive three team trade with the NY Mets and Seattle Mariners. There were lots of moving parts from all three teams, but the only thing that matters is outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was sent to the Mariners and the Indians received RHP Joe Smith from the Mets and INF Luis Valbuena from the Mariners.
I'm in the process of tracking down some information on the new Indians players, particularly Valbuena since this site is dedicated to the minor leaguers. I'll have many updates on the new players as well as news on the Rule 5 Draft throughout the day on Thursday.