Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/4/13
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The Cleveland Indians' signing of right-hander Brett Myers to a one-year contract gives the team another option for the rotation, which is clearly still a work in progress. The only two spots that are settled are the top two, which belong to Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez. Even those two spots are subject to change, given that Masterson's name has surfaced in trade rumors throughout the offseason. It would be difficult to image the Indians finding a team willing to trade for Jimenez, who has lost 30 games over the last two years, including an American League-leading 17 losses in 2012. Myers would appear to be the leading candidate for the No. 3 spot. After that, the bottom two spots in the rotation are wide open. It would seem likely that Trevor Bauer, acquired in a three-team trade earlier in the offseason, would be a strong candidate for one of those spots. Bauer, the third overall pick in the 2011 draft, made his big-league debut last season with Arizona and is viewed ...
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