More on the Fukudome trade

The Indians made a few roster moves involving the Kosuke Fukudome trade. The minor leaguers that were sent to Chicago are relief pitcher Carlton Smith and right fielder Abner Abreu. Smith has been in the Indians for 7 years and was unlikely to produce much at the Major League level. Through 46 innings this season, Smith has a 4.50 ERA in 34 appearances and a 1.41 WHIP. The Indians probably have about a dozen pitchers closer to the big leagues than smith was. Abreu hit .244 in 91 games so far for Kinston this season.

To make room on the 40 man roster, the Indians designated Travis Buck for assignment.

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