Cleveland Indians: 4 impacts trade deadline moves have on 2022

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4. Cleveland Indians get help paying off Eddie Rosario

Cleveland essentially gave away Eddie Rosario, largely because the Braves will pay of what’s left on his $8 million contract.

Cleveland got Pablo Sandoval in the deal, but he was a thrown in who’s already been released.

Rosario was expected to do big things in Cleveland, especially because he always crushed pitches at Progressive Field as a member of the Twins.

Instead, he just never found his stroke in 2021, and when it seemed like he was on the cusp of a breakthrough, he found himself on the injured list. He still is, although he’s expected to come off soon.

Rosario hit .254 with seven homers, 15 doubles and 46 RBIs in a Tribe uniform.He posted a 84 wRC+. Not great considering league average is 100.

Not much else to say about Rosario, except he won’t be taking up playing time from someone who will be fighting for a job in 2022.