DENVER, CO - JULY 14: Ryan Spilborghs #19 of the Colorado Rockies is welcomed back to the dugout by Ian Stewart #9 of the Colorado Rockies as they face the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field on July 14, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Spilborghs was four for six with four RBI's as the Rockies defeated the Brewers 12-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
OF Ryan Spilborghs has been traded to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations and assigned to AAA Round Rock roster.— Cleveland Indians(@tribeinsider) May 4, 2012
The Indians signed Spilborghs to a Minor-League deal back in January, after the Colorado Rockies non-tendered him in December. He would have earned a $1 million base salary if he was on the big league roster. He reported to AAA Columbus on April 3rd and hit .250 / .341 / .331 in 85 plate appearances.
The Rangers were interested in Spilborghs over the off-season, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. With Leonys Martin out 6-8 weeks, the club needed some outfield depth.
Spilborghs, 32, spent all of his seven seasons with the Rockies, earning a .272 / .345 / .423 career line while creating around negative one Win(s) Above Replacement.