It sure seems like shortstop Mike Aviles is popular these days.
Two weeks after being traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Toronto Blue Jays, Aviles has been traded again. This time he was sent to the Cleveland Indians.
The Blue Jays traded both Aviles and Yan Gomes to the Indians for pitcher Esmil Rogers.
“He’s played most recently as the everyday shortstop with the Red Sox,” said Indians GM Chris Antonetti, according to MLB.com. “”but he’s played second base and third base and some outfield. It’s his versatility that attracted us to him. He’s a professional hitter that can fill in at a lot of different spots.”
Since he was traded on October 21 2012, Aviles never got to play for the Blue Jays. Before that, the Red Sox had traded him for David Carpenter. This trade was the reason why John Ferrel became the new Red Sox manager.
Last season Aviles played in 136 games, batted .250 with 13 homers and 60 RBIs.
“He’s a right-handed bat and he plays the game the right way,” Antonetti said. “We feel like he’s a very good addition and a very good fit on our Major League team.”