Indians acquire OF James Ramsey for RHP Masterson


The Indians acquired OF prospect James Ramsey from the St.Louis Cardinals today for Justin Masterson.

Masterson was 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA for the Indians in 19 starts this year. He will make his Cardinals debut this Saturday against Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Masterson had a 48-61 record with a 4.41 ERA in parts of 6 seasons with the Indians. He was an all-star in 2013.

James Ramsey was named the Indians #5 Overall Prospect this afternoon shortly after he was traded to Cleveland. He is  primarily a center fielder but will also see time in the corner outfield positions in AAA Columbus.

Ramsey hit .300 with 13 home runs, 37 RBI and 4 Stolen bases in AA Springfield this year. He will report directly to Columbus.

Ramsey was selected by St.Louis with the 23rd overall pick 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida State University.

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