The Indians have acquired 31-year old lefty swinging DH/OF Jason Kubel and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks for either a player to be named later or cash considerations. Kubel played in 89 games for the D-Backs this year and he was 53 of 241 (.220 avg, .612 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 5 homers and 32 RBIs. Kubel has now played in 983 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 875 of 3,306 (.265 avg, .786 OPS) with 430 runs scored, 139 homers, 551 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. This was a good pickup for the Indians for the stretch drive. Kubel will DH and play some outfield against righty pitching for the Tribe the rest of the 2013 season.
UPDATE: (9/2/2013) – The Indians have sent 27-year old righty reliever Matt Langwell to the Diamondbacks to complete this deal. He pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Indians earlier this year and he was 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. He also pitched in 42 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he was 3-4 with 2 saves, a 2.24 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.