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Indians send Branyan to Mariners

CINCINNATI (AP) — Acknowledging that their season is lost, the last-place Cleveland Indians traded Russell Branyan back to Seattle for a couple of prospects and put their youth movement in fast-forward by bringing up first baseman Matt LaPorta.LaPorta, acquired from Milwaukee in the trade for C.C. Sabathia two years ago, was in the starting lineup Sunday for the final game of an interleague series against the Cincinnati Reds . He'll become the everyday first baseman with Branyan gone."Russell did perform at the level we expected him to perform," general manager Mark Shapiro said. "The rest of the club, however, did not."Shapiro has spoken generally with clubs about trading other players, but said nothing is close.The 34-year-old Branyan had career highs with 31 homers and 76 RBIs with Seattle last season. He missed the last month of the season with a bad back. Cleveland signed him on Feb. 24 to a one-year deal that includes a $2 million salary and a $5 million mutual option, thinking h...

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  3. Angels beat Dodgers to clinch "Freeway Series"

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  4. Westbrook, Tribe earn 8-2 win over KC

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  5. Thursday's AL Capsules

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  1. Branyan's HR helps Angels beat Dodgers 3-1

    Russell Branyan made his most significant contribution to the Los Angeles Angels , a club that's provided him very few chances to come through in the clutch.Branyan ...

  2. Mariners reacquire slugger Branyan from Indians

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle Mariners have re-acquired first baseman Russell Branyan from the Cleveland Indians in a bid to boost their hitting power, the team sa...

  3. Sources: Branyan chooses Indians over Rays

    Free agent Russell Branyan has chosen the Indians over the Rays, major-league sources confirmed.The deal, first reported by ESPN.com, is expected to result in Branya...

  4. Indians, Branyan complete 1-year contract

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Branyan and the Indians have completed a one-year contract that brings the well-traveled and strikeout-prone bopper back to Cleveland,...

  5. Indians to put 1B Branyan on DL, LaPorta to start

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland first baseman Russell Branyan is going on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his back, giving the starting job to Matt LaPorta ...

  6. Branyan and Choo HRs help Indians beat Tigers 3-2

    DETROIT (AP) — Russell Branyan and Shin-Soo Choo hit homers, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.Jake Westbrook (3-3)...

  7. Branyan's 2-out, 2-run single in 9th lifts Indians

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Russell Branyan hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning Thursday night, rallying the Cleveland Indians to a crazy 8-7 win over the Boston ...

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