The Cleveland Indians are making waves throughout Major League Baseball on the eve of the MLB Trade Deadline. Having already acquired Ubaldo Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies, the Indians made another deal Saturday night, sending 2B Orlando Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for AAA outfielder Thomas Neal.
Neal is hitting .295 in the Pacific Coast League, with 13 doubles, 3 triples and 2 home runs. He was a 36th round pick of the Giants in the 2005 draft and was named a Topps Class A All-Star in 2009.
The Indians may not be done, either. There are still rumblings that the Tribe could add another bat, possibly outfielder Ryan Ludwick of the San Diego Padres. Ludwick would provide some pop and a solid outfield arm.
The MLB Trade Deadline is Sunday, July 31, at 4PM et. The Indians are trying to stay alive in the American League Central, winning Saturday night 5-2 against Kansas City.