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Indians get RHP Wood, INF Arroyo from Rays

Posted: 7:10 PM, Jul 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-29 19:10:17-04
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have acquired pitcher Hunter Wood and infielder Christian Arroyo from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade between playoff contenders.

The Rays got minor league outfielder Ruben Cardenas and international slot money from Cleveland on Sunday. Tampa Bay made three trades during the day, getting veteran utilityman Eric Sogard from Toronto and sending pitcher Ian Gibaut to Texas.

Wood, a 25-year-old right-hander, was 1-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 19 games — two of them starts — in five stints for Tampa Bay this season. In parts of three years with the Rays, he was 2-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 49 games.

The 24-year-old Arroyo is on the 60-day injured list with right forearm tendinitis. He hit .220 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 10 games for the Rays this year.

The 21-year-old Cardenas was batting .284 with 10 home runs and 54 RBIs in 84 games at Class A Lake County.