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The latest rumors and possibilities for the Cleveland Indians

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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Coco Crisp rumored to be on his way to Cleveland

If a 35 year old outfielder wasn't enough to get the Indians to October baseball, maybe a 36 year old outfielder will be.

Indians reportedly considering Austin Jackson

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 interviewing with White Sox

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.

Mark Shapiro to be named Blue Jays president

A decision on whether or Cleveland Indians current president Mark Shapiro will take over as Toronto Blue Jays president could come as soon as today.

Trade deadline day open discussion thread

Lots of rumors, lots of action. What big deals are going down today?

Cubs among teams still pushing for Carlos Carrasco

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.

Brandon Moss for Rob Kaminsky - deal done

The Cardinals and Indians are rumored to be discussing OF/1B Brandon Moss, who was acquired late last year in a swap for 2B prospect Joe Wendle. Top pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky may be in play for the Cardinals.

Indians have called Brewers about Gomez. I'd pass.

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?

Indians are reportedly open to trading Chisenhall

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Cleveland Indians have made Lonnie Chisenhall available for trade.

Indians interested in Viciedo for some reason

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.

Indians interested in Justin Upton

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.

Indians interested in Alex Rios

Alex Rios is drawing interest from a number of teams, including the Indians, Royals, and Mariners. Is he going to be worth the money?

A's interested in Wendle in potential Moss trade

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.

Indians interested in trading for Brandon Moss

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly interested in Oakland A's slugger Brandon Moss, who would immediately become one pf the biggest power threats in the Tribe lineup.

Indians interested in Kendrys Morales

The Cleveland Indians could use more pop in their lineup, and Kendrys Morales could be a low-cost option to fill that need. The team is reportedly interested in signing the 31-year-old switch hitter.

Indians reportedly NOT interested in Chase Headley

The Cleveland Indians have Lonnie Chisenhall at third base right now, but are reportedly interested in free agent Chase Headley.

Does bringing Justin Masterson back make sense?

Justin Masterson had some very good seasons for the Indians before struggling in 2014 and being traded to St. Louis. The two sides are reportedly talking about a possible reunion.

Indians interested in acquiring John Lackey

The Cleveland Indians are among the teams rumored to be very interested in acquiring Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey.

The Indians are 'very open' to trading Masterson

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly open to moving starting pitcher Justin Masterson, who is in his final season before free agency.

Blue Jays reportedly interested in Cabrera

The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly interested in acquiring Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera ahead of Thursday night's trade deadline.

Does Tommy Milone make sense for the Indians?

After being demoted, starting pitcher Tommy Milone has asked the Oakland A's to trade him. Would the Cleveland Indians be a good fit?

Indians interested in Joaquin Benoit

The Cleveland Indians are among the teams interested in San Diego Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit. Does acquiring another bullpen arm make any sense for the Tribe?

Giants interested in Cabrera and Aviles

The San Francisco Giants are reportedly interested in infielders Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles of the Cleveland Indians.

Indians scouting David Price. What would you give?

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.

2B prospect Jose Ramirez is being called up Friday

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.

Masterson asks for only $40-60 million

Starting pitcher Justin Masterson has reportedly asked the team for a shorter and less expensive contract extension than has been expected.

Masterson reportedly open to shorter deal

Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson is set to hit free agency at the end of 2014, but he's reportedly open to an extension that would keep him in Cleveland longer.

If $100M is the price, let Masterson go

The Cincinnati Reds and starting pitcher Homer Bailey are reportedly on the verge of a 6-year, $100-million extension. If that's to be the cost for Justin Masterson too, the Cleveland Indians should let their ace go.

Masterson talks off; Tribe should re-sign Ubaldo

Long-term extension talks between the Indians and Justin Masterson are off. The team could instead return its focus to bringing Ubaldo Jimenez back, especially as his price has continued to fall.

Indians a favorite to sign Scott Baker

Sources report that the Cleveland Indians are among the favorites to sign pitcher Scott Baker.

What would an extension for Kipnis look like?

Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians is one of the best second baseman in baseball. The two sides may work out a contract extension this offseason. What might that extension look like?


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