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Indians acquire Lars Anderson

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Indians swing deal for Anderson. (Getty Images)

The Cleveland Indians have acquired first baseman/outfielder Lars Anderson in a trade with the the Boston Red Sox, the Indians announced Tuesday afternoon. Right-handed pitcher Steven Wright will go to the Red Sox in exchange.

Anderson, 24, has spent the overwhelming majority of this season with Triple-A Pawtucket. He hit .259/.359/.415 with nine homers, 52 RBI and 49 runs in 93 Triple-A games. With the big-league Red Sox, Anderson had one hit in eight at-bats.

Anderson was once a highly-touted prospect (ranked No. 17 overall by Baseball America before the 2009 season), but his stock has fallen considerably the past few seasons.

Wright, 27, has spent all of 2012 with Double-A Akron. He's made 20 starts and is 9-6 with a 2.49 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings.

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