Indians acquire Fukudome from Cubs

According to multiple, the Cleveland Indians have acquired Chicago Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome.

The Cubs will exchange Fukudome for two Minor Leaguers Thursday, according to the report.

One source says that Fukudome is expected to waive his no-trade clause to approve the deal to the Indians.

Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer, tweeted at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning that “the Indians are paying $775K of Fukudome’s remaining salary, which would leave about $3.9M for the Cubs.”

Fukudome, 34, has had a quite season with the Cubs, batting just .273 with three home runs, 15 doubles, two triples and 13 RBIs in 87 games, tallying an on-base percentage of .374.

The fourth-year Fukudome is owed about $4.7 million for the remainder of the season, and the Cubs are likely to eat most of his salary.

Fukudome departed Japan to sign with the Cubs in December 2007.


Fukudome’s career statistics:

GP: 513

AB: 1651

R: 236

H: 432

2B: 98

3B: 12

HR: 37

RBI: 169

BB: 284

SO: 340

SB: 27

CS: 24

AVG: .262

OBP: .369

SLG: .403

OPS: .772


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