Sometimes jut randomly looking up a player can come up with a blog topic.
I was looking into the stats of former Indians outfielder Roy Foster, who had just a couple big league seasons, but they were productive ones. I had noticed on his Baseball Reference page that he had an unexplained trip to Hawaii in 1973.
I found this from the Eugene Register-Guard for June 11, 1973...in an article describing Hawaii's player shortage in the midst of a roster upheaval:
"....the Islanders are low in personnel. Two more players, pitcher Marcelino Lopez and outfielder Roy Foster, will soon arrive from Oklahoma City, however."
Both Lopez and Foster were in AAA Oklahoma City as Indians property. Apparently this was a loan rather than a trade, because this shows up in the Panama City News-Herald of Dec. 6, 1973:
Foster and Lopez were still Indians property after the 1973 season, obviously, and they were both sold to and played for Veracruz in 1974. Lopez came back to the Pirates organization in 1974, and I will try to look that up.
BTW, the Jackson-Gladden trade isn't mentioned on Jackson's Baseball Reference page, and Gladden never made the majors.