Originally posted on MLB Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 12/18/11

17 Jun 1998: Mike Cameron #24 of the Chicago White Sox in action during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. The Red Sox defeated the White Sox 12-5. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport

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The Indians have had "serious talks" with Mike Cameron and have also talked to Andy LaRoche, according to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. MLB.com's Jordan Bastian confirms (via Twitter) that the Tribe have had discussions with both players and could sign them to minor league contracts. Cameron, 38, saw a dip in production in 2011 with the Red Sox and Marlins, hitting .203/.285/.359 in 269 overall plate appearances. However, the Indians view him as an insurance policy for center field if Grady Sizemore continues to be plagued by health problems, according to Pluto. The 28-year-old LaRoche, meanwhile, would likely just provide the organization depth at the Triple-A level. The former top prospect spent 2011 with the Athletics, splitting time between the big league club and Triple-A Sacramento. The Indians have made a handful of depth moves already this week, acquiring Aaron Cunningham from the Padres, and signing both Jose Lopez and Felix Pie to minor league deal...
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