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Indians acquire Brent Lillibridge from Red Sox

Jul 24, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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Brent Lillibridge is on the move again.

Traded from the White Sox to the Red Sox in the Kevin Youkilis deal and then almost immediately designated for assignment by Boston, Lillibridge has now been dealt to the Indians for minor leaguer Jose De La Torre.

He’s expected to join the Indians’ active roster and will serve in his usual utility man role. De La Torre is a 26-year-old Double-A middle reliever, so this is pretty close to a giveaway deal.

Lillibridge had an out of nowhere power surge for the White Sox last season, but he’s a 28-year-old career .212 hitter with a .630 OPS in 295 games overall.

  1. takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Jul 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    White Sox: Youkilis, Myers
    Tigers: Sanchez, Infante

    Indians: Lillibridge

    Nuff said. How the Dolan’s believe this will pacify the fans, I’ll never know. They whiffed on every major free agent they were rumored to be after in the offseason, landed Damon after nobody wanted him, and he proceeds to have his worst year ever, now this is the “right handed bat” they sign? I am 42 years old and have seen a lot of losing as a Tribe fan, but this ownership / management team is making it impossible for even the most optimistic of us to believe they truly want to compete.

    • hbdbrowns33 - Jul 24, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      super bowl!!!

  2. deathmonkey41 - Jul 24, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    I guess he wasn’t with the Red Sox long enough to get a picture taken in their uniform.

  3. bosoxfan1950 - Jul 24, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Not exactly what we all had in mind while we’ve been screaming “WE NEED PITCHING!!!!” since last September’s swan song. I am now positive that the Red Sox Front Office is a collection of learning impaired nit wits.
    Our sum total garnering from the Kevin Youkilis trade is two minor league pitchers. Good Grief!

  4. tfbuckfutter - Jul 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Good thing the Sox still lead the majors in AAAA outfielders.

  5. Kevin Gillman - Jul 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    I doubt this is the last move the Indians make in the next week. But I will say this, at least we won’t see any more of Aaron Cunningham.

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