Former Red Sox infielder Mike Aviles was traded again, Saturday, just two weeks after being dealt from the Sox to the Blue Jays for manager John Farrell and pitcher David Carpenter. This time Aviles was shipped from the Jays to the Indians along with infielder/catcher Yan Gomes for pitcher Esmil Rogers.
The 27-year-old Rogers pitched in 67 games for the Rockies and Blue Jays last season, totaling a 4.69 ERA. The reliever is known as a hard-thrower, topping out at 99 mph in '12.
It is believed that Aviles could compete for the Indians' starting second base job, which was held by Jason Kipnis last season. The 25 year-old finished hitting .257 with a .714 OPS to go along with 14 home runs. Aviles could also back up shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
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