Headlines

Indians acquire 7-foot minor league pitcher from Angels

The Indians acquired 7-foot-1 RHP  Loek Van Mil for future cash considerations.

Van Mil, 27, will report to Double-A Akron. The native of Oss, Netherlands, was pitching for Triple-A Salt Lake, where he compiled a 1-0 record and 6.30 ERA in eight games. In 30 appearances for Double-A Arkansas last season, Van Mil went 3-5 with a 2.04 ERA.

Born Ludovicus Jacobus Maria van Mil, he was signed by Twins in 2005 and played for Netherlands’ national team in 2007. He is the tallest player in the minor leagues.

After the 2011 season, Baseball America ranked Van Mil the 30th best prospect in the Angels’ system.

[Related: The Indians are in First Place, Did You Notice?]

  • Can they trade him to the Cavs?

  • Jvalentine

    The Dolans plan to use him to change the lights on the scoreboard. They are to cheap to by a ladder.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Do the Cavs have any right-handed bats?