Indians add outfield depth
The Indians have acquired outfielder Aaron Cunningham in a trade
with San Diego.
Cleveland sent minor league reliever Cory Burns to the Padres
for Cunningham on Friday, adding more depth to the Indians’
outfield. The 25-year-old Cunningham can play right or left field
and Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said the club believes
”he has a lot of upside left.” The Indians know the importance of
having depth after outfielders Grady Sizemore, Shin-Soo Choo and
Michael Brantley had injury-plagued seasons.
Cunningham split last year between the Padres and their Triple-A
Tucson affiliate. With the Padres, he batted just .178 in 52
Burns went 2-5 with a 2.11 ERA in 54 games for Double-A Akron