Friday, June 22, 2012

Reds acquire former first round pick from the Indians

There appears to be no hard feelings between the Reds and Indians after each club swept the other in their home parks over the last week. This is partly true because the two sides agreed to an alleged trade on Thursday, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.

Cincinnati is rumored to have received minor league first basemen Beau Mills in exchange for cash considerations, tweets Hoynes. The 25-year old is the son of former MLB player and current Houston Astros manager Brad Mills.

The left-handed batting, right-handed throwing Mills was the Indians' first round draft pick (13th overall) in 2007. He's spent the bulk of the last two seasons with the Columbus Clippers of the International League, which is the Triple-A affiliate of Cleveland.

In 39 games for the Clippers this year, he's hitting .197/.239/.394 with seven homers, 21 RBI, and 13 runs scored. He put up far better numbers in 2011 when he split time between AA and AAA where he posted a .289/.347/.513 slash line with 18 longballs, 67 RBI, 22 doubles and 55 runs scored.

Mills has been assigned to Double-A Pensacola.

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