DENVER, CO - JUNE 14: Right fielder Ryan Spilborghs #19 of the Colorado Rockies blows a bubble during a break in the action against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on June 14, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The Cleveland Indians have traded Ryan Spilborghs to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.
On Friday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Ryan Spilborghs to the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. The Rangers have assigned Spilborghs to their Triple-A minor league affiliate, the Round Rock Express.
Rangers have acquired OF Ryan Spilborghs from Cleveland in exchange for cash considerations. Spilborghs has been assigned to Round Rock.— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) May 4, 2012
Spilborghs was signed to a minor-league contract by the Indians back in January and has spent the 2012 season with the team's Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers. In 21 games played, Spilborghs has accumulated a batting average of .250, has one home run, 18 RBI, scored 12 runs and has three doubles. He has an on base percentage of .341 and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 18-10. Playing right field, he has yet to commit an error this season.
It is assumed that Texas acquired Spilborghs in order to provide depth to the roster while Leonys Martin sits out 6-8 weeks with a thumb injury.