Indians trade Sellers to Pirates

Indians trade Sellers to Pirates

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 5:08 p.m. ET

The Indians made a move to their 40-man roster on Saturday, trading infielder Justin Sellers to the Pirates for cash considerations.

With the move, the 40-man roster stands at 38. Sellers was a longshot to make the club the upcoming season with Jason Kipnis at second and Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor vying for shortstop. The Indians would also have depth at second should they exercise their option on Mike Aviles along with giving Zach Walters, who they got in the Asdrubal Cabrera trade to the Nationals, some time in the infield during Spring Training.

Sellers was acquired from the Dodgers on March 2 and spent most of the season in Triple-A Columbus. He was up with the Tribe for three stints and appeared in 17 games, with four starts at shortstop and one at second batting .188 (3 for 17) and driving in a run.

At Columbus, Sellers played in 102 games and batted .254. He made the bulk of his starts at short but also played second, left field and third.