Indians trade Gerut

The Indians traded Jody Gerut to the Cubs Monday for outfielder Jason Dubois, who spent most of the season in Chicago before getting sent down to Triple-A Iowa earlier this month. I’m not sure what this trade accomplishes for the Indians, other than the fact that Dubois is a righty and Gerut a lefty. Neither player has played particularly well this year, though Dubois had seven homers in 142 at-bats for the Cubs while Gerut had just one dinger in 135 at-bats. Still, if you’re thinking this is the “right-handed power bat” Mark Shapiro has been talking about getting, think again. Dubois will be nothing more than a right-handed stick off the bench and should also see time in place of Casey Blake, who has been awful all year.

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