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Pulling a Dellucci

By jcfortun Published: February 24, 2009

Cleveland Indians outfielder Dave Dellucci is about a week behind his teammates this spring training. The reason?

Dellucci slammed his thumb in the gate of his truck while packing for Arizona. What could you really expect from Dellucci?

Just loading up his truck is more production than the injury-prone outfielder has given the Indians during the duration of his three-year, $11.5 million contract that will come off the books at the end of the season.

Over the last two seasons Dellucci has played the equivalent of one season (514 at bats) and has had around a .230 batting average with 15 homers and roughly a 300 OBP. Bearable numbers for a platoon outfielder, but not at $11.5 million for three years.

Dellucci will make $4 million this season, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts.

Dellucci's numbers from the last two seasons:

169 games
514 at bats
121 hits
15 homers
67 RBI
116 strikeouts
41 BB

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