Sports News

MLB Baseball
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

Indians deal for All-Star reliever Hand

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

SAN DIEGO (AP) With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco Mejia.

The Indians need Hand, a lefty, and Cimber, a rookie right-handed sidearmer, to shore up a bullpen that has been without left-hander Andrew Miller since late May and has a 5.28 ERA, second-worst in the majors. The trade was announced Thursday, well ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

"Not just for this year, that's kind of obvious, but having two controllable relievers, I just think it makes our organization healthier," manager Terry Francona said Thursday night before a workout in Arlington, Texas, where the Indians start after the All-Star break. "We've got eight years' worth of relief. That's pretty exciting."

Read More...

AL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 C. Sale, Bos2.23
2 T. Bauer, Cle2.24
3 B. Snell, TB2.27
4 J. Verlander, Hou2.29
5 L. Severino, NYY2.31
6 G. Cole, Hou2.52
7 T. Skaggs, LAA2.57
8 C. Kluber, Cle2.76
9 C. Morton, Hou2.96
10 M. Gonzales, Sea3.41
View Full Leaderboard
 
NL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 J. deGrom, NYM1.68
2 A. Nola, Phi2.30
3 M. Scherzer, Was2.41
4 J. Lester, ChC2.58
5 M. Foltynewicz, Atl2.66
6 M. Mikolas, StL2.79
7 K. Freeland, Col3.11
8 Z. Greinke, Ari3.18
9 J. Arrieta, Phi3.23
10 P. Corbin, Ari3.24
View Full Leaderboard

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2018 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.