When you are acquired for "cash considerations" you know you're not too highly thought of to help on the big league level.
And on Friday, the day the Texas Rangers are beginning a weekend series in Cleveland, they have acquired one of those gems as they got Ryan Spilborghs for cash from the Indians.
Spilborghs spent his entire career previous to this year with the Colorado Rockies, where he made more than 100 big league starts in all three outfield positions. He's also a right-handed hitter, and it's been long-rumored that the Rangers are searching for a right-handed hitting outfielder to fill out their bench. It's hard to imagine Spilborghs being that guy.
He's been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock, where he will take the place of Cuban super prospect Leonys Martin, who is on the shelf for six to eight weeks with a broken thumb.
Spilborghs, 32, has spent the season with Triple-A Columbus, batting .250 (18-72) with one home run , 13 RBIs, and 12 runs in 21 games. He has hit .360 (9-25) against left-handed pitching. He hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games with the Clippers at .310 (13-42) with 6 walks and 10 RBI. Spilborghs has seen action in left and right field, and has been the designated hitter four times this season.