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

games.

Burns went 2-5 with a 2.11 ERA in 54 games for Double-A Akron

last season.