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Goedert
July 30, 2010
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Jared GoedertWhen the Indians traded Jhonny Peralta on Wednesday night it left a wide open competition for the vacant third base position on the team.

While top rated prospect Lonnie Chisenhall is expected to become the everyday guy there by the end of next season, the Indians have a need to fill the position in the short term, hence why the likes of Luis Valbuena, Jayson Nix, and Andy Marte will get some looks there the next few weeks.

But the trade of Peralta likely opened the door for someone else to get a shot in Cleveland in the near future, that being the hot hitting Triple-A Columbus third baseman Jared Goedert.

Goedert, 25, is having the best season by far of his five year career.  Since being drafted in the ninth round of the 2006 Draft out of Kansas State University, he has always had problems staying healthy and consistent.  But this season everything has come together with his health and performance as in 91 combined games between Double-A Akron and Columbus he is hitting a blistering .312 with 24 HR, 68 RBI and a .980 OPS.

"Yeah, things are going pretty well,

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