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Indians Get Back Relief Pitcher and Outfielder in Deal with the Rangers for Kluber

The Indians trade of two-time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber on Sunday netted them a couple positions of need from the Texas Rangers that hopefully will pan out in the deal for the starting pitcher.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the team acquired Major League veteran outfielder Delino DeShields, as well as young relief arm Emmanuel Clase for the 33-year-old Kluber, who was set to make $17.5 million this season for the Tribe.

DeShields, whose dad also was a Major League outfielder, was the eighth overall pick of the Rangers in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, and has been a starter with the Rangers over the most of the last five seasons.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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