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Indians acquire Hunter Wood, Christian Arroyo from Rays

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Prospect Ruben Cardenas heads to Tampa

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The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-handed reliever Hunter Wood and infielder Christian Arroyo from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league outfielder Ruben Cardenas and international signing money, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Wood, 25, touts a 2.48 ERA over 29 innings in 19 appearances in 2019, but with a FIP of 4.19 and xFIP of 5.10.

The righty features a mid-90 mph four-seamer, with an average spin of 2480 rpm, tied for 35th in basbeall. He also features a cutter/slider, a changeup and a curve.

Arroyo, 24, has slashed .215/.280/.342 in 251 career plate appearances over three years with Tampa and the San Francisco Giants. One time the Giants top prospect, he was originally acquired by Tampa as a part of the trade that sent Evan Longoria west in 2017.

Since being called up in 2017, Arroyo has played the majority of his time at third base (367 innings), but has also appeared at second base (85) and shortstop (82 2/3).

The utility-man has been on the disabled list since June 13 with right forearm tendinitis.

Cardenas, 21, is currently slashing .284/.343/.475 at High-A Lynchburg, with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases.