7/28 Fukudome to the Indians
The Cubs dealt Kosuke Fukudome to the Indians for two Minor Leaguers on Thursday. Both Shin-Soo Choo and Grady Sizemore are on the disabled list, and the Tribe needs help in the outfield. Fukudome, 34, is batting .273 with the Cubs. He’s owed about $4.7 million for the rest of the season, and the Indians are reportedy obligated for $775,000. He had a limited no-trade clause and the Indians were believed to be one of the teams he would not accept a deal to. However, he apparently waived that clause.
The Cubs acquire Minor League outfielder Abner Abreu and right-handed pitcher Carlton Smith.
Tyler Colvin joined the Cubs in Milwaukee on Thursday and will get most of the playing time in right field.
– Carrie Muskat