The latest rumors and possibilities for the Cleveland Indians
Austin Jackson is one of the top free agents still available. The Cleveland Indians are reportedly considering bringing him in to bolster an outfield that currently includes a couple question marks and an injured Michael Brantley.
Sandy Alomar was a finalist to manage the Indians three years ago, before Terry Francona won the job. Alomar has continued to coach for Cleveland since then, but has been in talks with the White Sox about a position on Robin Ventura's coaching staff.
The MLB trade deadline is 4:00 ET on Friday, and many teams are still looking to add. Among the most sought-after players at this point is Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco. The Chicago Cubs continue to try and work out a deal for the righty.
Carlos Gomez was one of the best outfielders in baseball the last couple seasons, but the Brewers are out of contention, facing a rebuild, and looking to move him this week. The Indians could certainly use an upgrade at CF, but is the price too high?
The Cleveland Indians are reportedly interested in outfielder Dayan Viciedo, despite his having been a below average hitter during his career and a replacement-level player overall. Sometimes the right move is not making one.
The Atlanta Braves have been making some major changes this offseason, and are reportedly looking to trade outfielder Justin Upton. The Indians, Royals, and Rangers are among the interested teams. The price for Upton could be fairly high.
The Cleveland Indians and Oakland A's have been involved in trade discussions centered around Brandon Moss for a couple days. Now word has it Oakland is interested in 2B prospect Joe Wendle. One way or another, a decision is expected on Friday.
The Cleveland Indians have Lonnie Chisenhall at third base right now, but are reportedly interested in free agent Chase Headley.
The Cleveland Indians are among the teams scouting Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price, who is expected to be traded during the next few weeks.
The Indians are calling up prospect Jose Ramirez on Friday. The most likely explanation is that Jason Kipnis is headed for the disabled list, and Ramirez is taking his spot on the roster.