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Tribe News and Notes: July 8, 2012

Could Jason Vargas be a "bargain" trade target this July?
Could Jason Vargas be a "bargain" trade target this July?

The DiaTribe: An Outside Pitch on A Lazy Sunday
Paul looks at some pitching trade targets, including one that hasn't really been trumpeted that much. I think the Indians still need a right-handed bat, though at this point I think they do also need one more starting pitcher. Yes, the former Fausto Carmona is still out there, but unless the Indians know something that we don't, it's becoming less and less likely that he'll be ready to start any time soon.

Futures Game lineups have distinct KC flavor | News
The Futures game will be played today in Kansas City, and two Cleveland prospects will be playing for the World team. Jesus Aguilar will be in the starting lineup, batting seventh and play first base, and Francisco Lindor will start the game on the bench. Billy Hamilton, the Cincinnati prospect who has already stolen 100 bases this season, will be leading off the US squad.

Chris Perez keeps throwing heat -- on and off the mound |

A profile of Chris Perez as the Cleveland closer gets ready to head to his second straight All-Star Game.