Phillies Trade Chips: Cameron Rupp

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Jun 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 19, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Gimenez (38) runs after a wild pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 19, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Gimenez (38) runs after a wild pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports /

RUPP TO THE CLEVELAND INDIANS

The Indians lead the AL Central by six games in the loss column over Detroit, eight games ahead of the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.

But the Tribe is getting little from their backstops. Currently on the 15-day DL, 28-year old starter Yan Gomes is hitting for just a .165/.198/.313 slash line.

33-year old Chris Gimenez and 27-year old Roberto Perez are handling the job while he is out, and neither is a first division regular.

Rupp would absolutely upgrade the Indians, and again, this was a team that we mentioned for Ruiz earlier. In fact, either Phillies catcher could step in and become an improvement as the Indians starting receiver.

24-year old pitcher Adam Plutko could be a fair and nice pickup in exchange for Rupp.

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