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Two days later, Indians reclaim infielder Wes Hodges

Aug 5, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

Wes Hodges, the Indians’ second-round pick in 2006, was reclaimed on waivers Thursday after being lost to the Rockies just two days earlier.
The Indians originally designated Hodges for assignment on July 27, back when they still had Kerry Wood, Jhonny Peralta, Jake Westbrook, and Austin Kearns all occupying 40-man roster spots. Suddenly free of their roster jam, they were happy to take him back after the Rockies tried to slip him through waivers.
Hodges was considered expendable initially after hitting just .270/.316/.423 in 366 at-bats for Triple-A Columbus. The Georgia Tech product looked like a strong prospect through 2008, but there were always questions about his ability to stay at third base and he’s been a big disappointment offensively since moving to first base last year. Because he turns 26 next month, he has to be considered a long shot to make it in the majors.

  1. bigtrav425 - Aug 5, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    PLEASE for the love of god Shapiro and Dolans get the F out of Cleveland!! They have NO clue whats going on and Shapiro has been living on 1 damn trade for the past 9 yrs or so! i dont know what he has on the Dolans that he has kept his job this long but he should of been fired 5 yrs ago.Im not saying Hodges would of been or be a great player but he never really got a shot.i wanna know why he was moved to first base? i dont remember why.i hope it wasnt because of Johnny P. because that would be one of the dumbest moves ever.just pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee sell the team and fire Shapiro and ALL the scouts…shoot me please so i can be spared another summer of the Dolans owning this team

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