Indians Acquire 1B Lars Anderson from Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright

BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 08: Lars Anderson #44 of the Boston Red Sox heads for first base after he hit his first MLB hit against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 8 2010 at Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

From Paul Hoynes:

Indians acquire first baseman Lars Anderson from Boston.

According to Jordan Bastian, the Indians will be sending knuckleballer Steven Wright to Boston in exchange for Anderson.

Just some basic thoughts on the two players:

Anderson is a 24-year-old first baseman who has spent the last three seasons in AAA. He's a patient hitter, but hasn't hit with the kind of power expected of someone with his size (6'4", 215 lbs) and ability. He was rated very highly as a prospect in several years ago, topping out on Baseball America's prospect list at #17 before the 2009 season. Over the Monster has more background on Anderson.

Wright is a 27-year-old pitcher who has recently started to learn the knuckleball, and by most accounts has a good one. He's still a project (he's struggled at times in AA), but he has a decent shot of being a major-league pitcher. Perhaps they see in Wright the potential to become another Tim Wakefield.

I'll have much more to say on the deal later on tonight.

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