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Cleveland Indians reportedly still open to adding another position player

No, probably not Yoenis Cespedes.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

After the Cleveland Indians finalized first baseman Mike Napoli’s contract earlier this month, it seemed as if the Indians front office was done making big moves in the free agent market. However, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Tribe are still open to adding a position player, although "no progress toward a move" has been made.

To date, the Indians' biggest free agent signings have been outfielder Rajai Davis and first baseman Mike Napoli. In addition -- through a mix of trades, waiver claims, and free agent signings -- they have also added a treasure trove of bullpen arms and outfielders to minor-league contracts in hopes that something sticks out of spring training.

Rosenthal suspects the Indians could add a third baseman such as Juan Uribe or David Freese. Uribe is a player the Indians have reportedly been interested in since the beginning of free agency, but Freese is a relatively new name. I thought Freese would make a good fit in Cleveland since the early days of the offseason but until now, there has not been much talk of the Tribe actually being interested in the 32-year-old free agent.

While it would not effect Uribe or Freese, it is also worth noting that club president Chris Antonetti earlier stated that needing to give up a draft pick to sign a player who received a qualifying offer would not stop the Indians from pursuing a free agent. Of the remaining free agents who would be a fit in Cleveland, only Dexter Fowler would require the Indians to give up their first-round pick in 2016 in order to sign.

It is mildly frustrating watching the team sit on their hands while potential free agents that could help are available, but the market is extremely slow right now. Until bigger names such as Yoenis Cespedes sign, there may not be a lot of competition for Uribe, Freese, Fowler, or even someone like Austin Jackson.