Blue Jays acquire Urshela from Indians

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired infielder Gio Urshela from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired infielder Gio Urshela from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.

By Andrew Hendriks

Canadian Baseball Network

TORONTO -- On Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians came to terms on a deal that sent infielder Gio Urshela to the Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Having appeared in 148 games at the major league level, Urshela, 26, has slashed .225/.273/.314 with 23 extra-base hits and 26 walks in parts of two seasons dating back his debut on June 9, 2015.

After suffering a hamstring injury during Spring Training in which he hit an impressive .500 (21-for-42), Urshela was batting .324 with four doubles and seven RBI through 11 rehab games as a member of the triple-A Columbus Clippers prior to Wednesday's trade.

Designated for assignment by the Tribe on Friday, the free-swinging right-handed hitting product of Cartegena, Colombia will report to Toronto once details involving his work visa have been resolved.

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