Indians pursuing Hoffman, other closers


Nothing incredibly new here, confirms contact made with Hoffman's agent, but also multiple other back-end of bullpen options. This is an interesting point though: "Unlike some rivals also looking for a closer, such as the Tigers, the Indians could have an advantage by being flexible with a multi-year contract. Hoffman is not expected to fall into that category, most likely fitting under a one- or two-year contract, but other options could. Kerry Wood is believed to be seeking a contract of at least three years, while Francisco Rodriguez and Brian Fuentes will likely draw long-term contracts even if the bidding doesn't go as high as originally expected."