Only minutes separated the Indians from their 8-0 win and latest minor league acquisition.
The club celebrated the series victory over Oakland and proceeded to pick up Josh Wilson from the Rangers in exchange for cash considerations on Thursday afternoon.
Wilson has spent parts of eight seasons in the big leagues, slashing .229/.280/.319 with 54 doubles, seven triples, 10 home runs and 84 RBIs in 431 appearances between the Marlins, Nationals, Devil Rays, Diamondbacks, Padres, Mariners, Brewers, Rangers and Tigers organizations.
The 36-year-old journeyman last logged action at the game’s highest level with Detroit in 2015 before he elected free agency on October 14, 2015. After spending one year in the Independent League, he signed a minor league contract this past April.
With Erik Gonzalez contributing on the Tribe roster, Wilson figures to work in a utility role at second base (12 starts), third base (six starts) and shortstop (four starts) at Triple-A Columbus, all positions he has played in 2017.
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