Indians acquire INF Hernandez, designate Bixler
The Indians have made a waiver claim, grabbing infielder Anderson Hernandez from the Mets. To make room for Hernandez on the 40-man roster, infielder Brian Bixler was designated for assignment.
Hernandez, 27, was with the Mets and Nationals last year, batting a combined .251 with 15 doubles, four triples, three homers, 37 RBIs and 39 runs scored in 123 games.
In 186 career Major League games, the switch-hitting Hernandez has hit .245 with 20 doubles, five triples, four homers and 57 RBIs.
So count Bixler out of the running for the middle infield utility spot and count Hernandez in. Mark Grudzielanek and Luis Rodriguez are also competing.