DeRosa to the Cardinals
That was not a standard day off for Mark DeRosa, after all.
DeRosa, a subject of trade rumors almost from the time he first slipped on an Indians uniform, is on the block no more. The Indians have traded the versatile veteran to the Cardinals for right-hander Chris Perez and a player to be named later.
GM Mark Shapiro said the PTBN component is an important one, akin to the Coco Crisp and Michael Brantley acquisitions in the past.
More info to come on Indians.com.
UPDATE: Just to clear up any confusion out there, Asdrubal Cabrera will be activated tomorrow, but the Indians are not calling up Matt LaPorta immediately.
As for Perez, he’ll likely get here tomorrow and be ready to pitch Monday.