"It made me think that if we could possibly find them a starting pitcher, then we might have a match," Hoyer said. "We were looking for a corner outfielder that could hit right-handed pitching. Ludwick made a ton of sense so we kept pursuing him. A three-team deal made a ton of sense. The two teams that are in contention right now get pieces that help and the Indians got good prospects and they got some cash relief. It was a really logical three-way deal but it was hard to put together so it took a lot of work."