The Cleveland Indians acquire pitcher Mark Clark and minor league infielder Juan Andujar from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for outfielder Mark Whiten.
Clark, coming off of a 3-10 season in 20 games in his second season in the Majors with the Cards in 1992, will go 27-15 for the Indians in three seasons with the club. He will be traded to the New York Mets exactly three years to the date of his original acquisition by Cleveland. Andujar spends parts of two seasons in the minors for Cleveland, never advancing above Double-A.
“Hard Hitten'” Mark Whiten, expendable with a crowded Indians outfield already consisting of Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton, Glenallen Hill, and Thomas Howard, with Wayne Kirby at Triple-A, will break out for the Cardinals. After hitting .254 with nine home runs and 43 RBI in 148 games in 1992, he hit 25 homers and drove in 99 in 152 games with St. Louis in his first season with the club. He will bounce around the league, eventually returning to Cleveland for three seasons from 1998 to 2000.