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Aguilar Gets Fresh Start With Indians

Aguilar Gets Fresh Start With Indians
March 29, 2010
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Omar AguilarAbout two weeks ago, the Indians completed a minor trade where they traded left-hander Chuck Lofgren to the Milwaukee Brewers for right-hander Omar Aguilar.

Lofgren had been plucked off the Indians roster by the Brewers last December via the Rule 5 Draft, but after they had decided early in big league camp that he would not make their big league roster by rule they had to offer him back to the Indians because of Rule 5 stipulations.  The Brewers wanted to keep Lofgren if possible, so the Indians traded Lofgren and his full rights to the Brewers after they agreed to send Aguilar to the Indians.

It is a minor blip of a transaction on the big league Richter Scale, but it was a trade that drastically affected both players to where they both will be getting a new opportunity with a new organization.  A fresh, clean slate.  Sometimes that is the best thing for a player looking to rebound from a tough year as there are no pre-conceived views of the player.  Really, for both players, they are both starting with a blank canvas and getting the opportunity right now to paint their own picture to their new organizations.

In the case of Aguilar, the Indians are getting an interesting pitching prospect.  He doesn

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