With all of the trade talk involving another Cleveland team today, it was the Indians who pulled the trigger on a deal.
The Indians obtained 30-year-old right handed reliever Juan Salas from the Tampa Bay Rays. Salas is pretty much a career minor leaguer, so the Indians must see something in this guy to add him to 40-man roster.
The move means the end to third baseman of the future Andy Marte. Marte compiled a career batting average of .211 with 9 HR and 52 RBI in 513 at-bats. Hopefully Andy will be claimed by another franchise because I can't imagine the Tribe even sending him to Triple A at this point with Wes Hodges slotted for Columbus.