Indians send LHP De La Cruz to Rangers

The Cleveland Indians have traded minor league left-hander

Kelvin De La Cruz to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.

The Indians had designated the 23-year-old for assignment on

Feb. 14 to make room for free agent first baseman Casey Kotchman,

who signed with Cleveland earlier this month. De La Cruz spent last

season at Double-A Akron, where he went 5-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 23

games. He had been with the organization since 2004.

De La Cruz will report to the Rangers’ training camp in

Surprise, Ariz.