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Indians & Cardinals complete trade


CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the Major League roster:

Acquired OF JAMES RAMSEY from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for RHP JUSTIN MASTERSON.


Ramsey, 24, was the first round pick (23rd overall) of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Florida State University, leading the Seminoles to a pair of College World Series appearances and was a Rhodes Scholar candidate. He has spent the entire 2014 season to date with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals where he hit .300 (73-243) with 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 67 games (.389OB/.527SLG/.916OPS). 

He is currently 6th in the Texas League in home runs (13) despite missing three weeks (May 17-June 9) with shoulder and abdominal injuries. He has made starts at all three outfield positions this season for Springfield, including 36 in center field. He entered the 2014 season ranked as the 6th-best prospect in the Cardinals organization according to MLB.com and started in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game two weeks ago in Target Field.

In 2013, the Alpharetta, GA native spent his first full professional season between A Palm Beach, AA Springfield and AAA Memphis where he hit a combined .265 (109-411) with 16 2B, 4 3B, 16HR & 51 RBI in 112 games (.373OB/.440SLG /.814OPS).   He owns a three-year professional career average of .266 (230-864) with 39 doubles, 30 home runs and 101 RBI in 235 games (.368OB/.434SLG/ .802OPS).

He is not currently on the 40-man roster and will be assigned to Triple-A Columbus. 

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