Jason Knapp, Indians Pitching Prospect Acquired In Cliff Lee Trade, Released By Club

July 31, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee (33) throws a pitch during the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Indians have released right-handed pitching prospect Jason Knapp.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians announced that the club has released right-handed pitching prospect Jason Knapp, one of the pieces acquired in the 2009 trade of Cliff Lee to the Philadelphia Phillies.

This leaves right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco (who is currently on the disabled list while recovering from Tommy John surgery), minor league utility infielder Jason Donald and backup catcher Lou Marson as the remaining pieces in the organization from the trade (with only Marson currently acting as a member of the Indians).

Knapp was on the disabled list at the time of the 2009 trade and seemingly was never healthy during his time in Cleveland having to undergo two separate operations during his tenure.

By trading Lee, it marked the second time in as many seasons that the Indians dealt a reigning Cy Young Award winner as the club dealt C.C Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008.

Lee has gone 38-27 since leaving Cleveland and has pitched in the World Series with the Phillies and Texas Rangers.

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