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Indians send Ryan Spilborghs to Triple-A, release Felix Pie

Apr 4, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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This was a tough day to be a veteran outfielder trying to crack Cleveland’s roster, as the Indians sent Ryan Spilborghs to Triple-A and released Felix Pie.

Spilborghs signed a minor-league deal with the Indians after being non-tendered by the Rockies, but lost a camp battle with Aaron Cunningham to be the right-handed-hitting backup outfielder. He has 1,769 career plate appearances and is 32 years old, but Spilborghs has hit just .239 with a .679 OPS away from Coors Field for his career.

Pie was once a top prospect in the Cubs system, but couldn’t work his way into consistent playing time with the Orioles and had to settle for a minor-league deal with the Indians. He’s still just 27 years old and has a solid fourth outfielder skill set, but Pie has hit just .248 with a .673 OPS in 1,051 career plate appearances.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Apr 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    The organization realized pie was no good for them and so they’re doing without.

    • birdman6824 - Apr 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

      LEAVE PIE ALONE !

      Cake, on the other hand . . . . . .

  2. blantoncollier - Apr 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    I like Pie–especially Chocolate Cream.

  3. Jonny 5 - Apr 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Pie RULZ

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