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Cleveland Indians trade for Daniel Otero, sign Jarrett Grube, DFA Jerry Sands

The Indians acquired RHP Dan Otero from the Phillies for cash considerations and signed RHP Jarrett Grube to a minor league deal with an inivitation to Spring Training.

So long (perhaps), Jerry. We'll always have that one game where you did that thing.
So long (perhaps), Jerry. We'll always have that one game where you did that thing.
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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