Everybody that was emotional about Brent Lillibridge being traded to the Red Sox, was a little less emotional when Boston then DFA’d him, potentially leaving him without a job. Well now it’s time to stare blankly at the latest transaction involving our old pal Lillibridge. Yep, Brent is on his way to play for the Cleveland Indians. The move comes via trade, Red Sox sending Lillibridge to Cleveland in exchange for minor league reliever Jose De La Torre.
In 86 at-bats during the 2012 season Lillibridge has amassed a .165/.212/.177 line so it’s not exactly an Infante/Sanchez type acquisition that instills fear in the Pale Hose faithful. As far as being fearful that Brent will rise to the challenge and show up his old team, Chicago and Cleveland exhausted most of their matchups early in the season, and only have one more series against the Indians left on the year. That will be the second to last series of the regular season, and it takes place at U.S. Cellular.
Good-bye again, Brent. We’ll always have 2011.