The Tribe designated outfielder Aaron Cunningham for assignment on Wednesday to make room for the recently acquired Brent Lillibridge. Major League teams had three business days to claim Cunningham off of waivers. None did. WTAM’s Nick Comino tweets:
#Indians OF Aaron Cunningham cleared waivers, he has been sent down to Triple-A Columbus. This is not a surprise.
— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) July 28, 2012
Cunningham is batting .175 with 1 HR and 7 RBI in 72 games (97 ABs) with the Tribe this season. It was Cunningham’s sacrifice squeeze on Tuesday night that gave the Indians the go-ahead run in their 3-2 victory over the Tigers.