The Cleveland Indians are in the market for a designated
hitter, and they are considering a reunion with two former players, Travis
Hafner and Jim Thome, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
The Indians are looking to add a hitter, have a few bucks to
spend (but not too many bucks) and are considering a reunion with several
former longtime Indians.
The Indians have had a void at DH since declining Hafner’s
option for the 2013 season. They are apparently not happy with in-house
options, meaning they’ll instead pursue a player from outside the organization to
fill the hole on their roster.
Beyond Hafner and Thome, the Indians have several free agent
options to plug in at DH, including Aubrey Huff, Luke Scott, Carlos Lee, Jason
Giambi, Juan Rivera, Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman.
While the Indians are reportedly considering Hafner and
Thome, Heyman notes that they are not looking into bringing back Manny Ramirez.
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