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Cleveland Indians receive infielder Andruw Monasterio from Nationals to complete Yan Gomes trade

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Indians received minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio from Washington on Monday to complete the Yan Gomes trade. Monasterio was the player to be named after the Indians initially received outfielder Daniel Johnson and right-hander Jefrey Rodriguez for the All-Star catcher on Nov. 30.

Monasterio played in the minors with the Cubs and Nationals last season. The Nationals acquired him for big-league reliever Brandon Kintzler at the July 31 deadline. The Cubs signed Monasterio, 21, out of Venezuela when he was 17.

The right-handed hitting Monasterio hit a combined .267 (109-for-408) with 14 doubles, three homers and 36 RBI. He stole 12 bases in 18 attempts, while playing 83 games at second base, 31 at shortstop and six at third. He has not played above Class A ball. Over six pro seasons, he’s hitting .265 (330-for-1,245) with a .343 on base percentage.

Rodriguez, out of the return for Gomes, is the only one to play in the big leagues. He’s on the 40-man roster and has a chance to pitch in the Tribe’s bullpen sometime during the 2019 season.

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