The Indians, normally an organization where news is locked up as tight as light in a black hole, have let it leak that they are entertaining offers for all of their veterans except Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez. This news came on the same day as the less-surprising news that none of the Indians’ free agents were offered a Qualifying Offer.
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