Demoted RHRP Chip Southerland to Extended Spring from Lake County (A-)
Promoted RHRP Bo Ashabraner to Lake County (A-) from Extended Spring
Traded RHSP Robert Ellis (AAA) to the Philadelphia Phillies for "Future Considerations"
Reinstated RHSP Kyle Denney (AAA) from the Disabled List (knee)
Outrighted RHSP Chad Durbin to Buffalo (AAA)
After a two hiatus, the "Free Kyle Denney" movement is about to pick up steam. With only Joe Dawley standing between him and the majors, tonight's start may give Denney his ticket to Cleveland. Dawley will get at least one more start against Anaheim, so he'll have an opportunity to stay in Cleveland's rotation.
I guess SWB needed another body; that's the only rationale I have for them to trade for Ellis. Or maybe they sent back another useless body in return.