Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Cleveland Indians have traded center fielder Leonys Martin to Cleveland in exchange for minor league shortstop Willi Castro. The Indians also acquired double-A righty Kyle Dowdy
Martin is hitting .251/.321/.409 with nine homers and seven stolen bases on the season. He’ll augment an addled Indians outfield, currently being manned by Michael Brantley, Rajai Davis, Greg Allen, Melky Cabrera and Brandon Guyer, most of whom are not helping the club too terribly much.
Castro, 21, currently plays in Double-A, hitting .245/.303/.350 for Akron. He’s considered the Indians’ number 9 prospect according to MLB.com.