Tribe drop opener to White Sox; Moss and Aviles trade rumors
After a good run against the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians‘ starter Trevor Bauer struggled allowing three home runs en route to an 8-1 loss. Melky Cabrera homered twice for the Sox in the win. The long ball has plagued Bauer this season, as he’s allowed 17 already this season after allowing just 16 all of last year. Francisco Lindor drove in the Tribe’s only run, and he and Michael Bourn accounted for all four of the Indians hits.
Trade rumors swirl for all teams this year, regardless which side of the fence you’re on. The Indians have received much interest in Mike Aviles–but the front office has no intentions of moving him. Even though he’s a free agent next season, the Indians don’t want to uproot Aviles and his family as his daughter goes through treatment for leukemia at the Cleveland Clinic. While the Tribe may “lose” in the baseball sense, it’s a win as a franchise in heart.
Our Cody Norman thinks it’s in the best interest of the Indians to move Brandon Moss while they still can. After missing on past free agents in Nick Swisher and Bourn, Moss still holds some value with his power even though he’s struggled overall. Teams in the race are often looking for a power bat, and Moss can still supply one.
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Bauer struggles in 8-1 loss to the White Sox’ – Wahoo’s on First
‘Tribe will be big winners by not trading Aviles’ – Wahoo’s on First
‘Tribe should move Brandon Moss by deadline’ – Wahoo’s on First