The prospect to suspect conversion of 24-year old first baseman and left fielder Lars Anderson has been a long time coming, but the Boston Red Sox finally gave up, sending the frustratingly Quadruple A talent to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for 27-year old right-handed pitcher Steven Wright.
Anderson, in his third season at Triple A sports a .359/.415/.774 slash line, which is eerily similar to his career numbers at this level. He’s only seen 56 Major League Baseball plate appearances, but he’s looked completely over matched, only managing to collect eight hits, one of which was of the extra bases variety, a double.
Meanwhile, Wright has spent five years in the Indians system, and after looking at his numbers, let’s just say that to stick around this long, he must really be a nice guy. Apparently, Wright added a knuckleball to his repertoire and has found some success with the pitch this year, but he’s pitching at Double A as a 27-year old, so that should be taken with a rock of salt.