Indians targeting top-of-rotation arm

The Indians have been linked to Rays lefty David Price in trade rumors since last season and the club continues to monitor the ace’s market, according to multiple reports of late. In a recent video, FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal cited a team employee who believes Cleveland’s current chances of landing Price sit at less than one percent.

In a recent chat with reporters, Indians GM Chris Antonetti said that the team is looking for players under club control beyond 2014.

“We’ve spent a lot of energy on fits for acquiring guys that we’d have control over beyond this year,” Antonetti said, “not just guys that would just be here for the balance of the year.”

Antonetti also hinted that Cleveland might be looking to make a big splash.

“For us to improve, we need to improve upon a higher standard,” said the GM.

According to FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi, the Giants have shown interest in Indians shortstops Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles. Cabrera will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season, but Cleveland being in contention might lead the club to hesitate to part with the two-time All-Star.

–Jordan Bastian

 

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