The Indians are still scouring the market for a first baseman or outfielder and could be a landing spot for one of three veteran first baseman, Derrek Lee, Casey Kotchman or Carlos Pena.
Little has been heard to this point about Lee, a well-regarded player who was hampered by injuries each of the last two years, but the Indians fit. The Pirates were interested earlier in Lee are said now to be a long shot for him. The Rays, Cubs and possibly Cardinals are other teams eyeing the first base market, which also includes Prince Fielder.
Indians people have characterized their first base/outfield search as including "everyone but Prince,'' who's a bit pricier than the others.
The Indians are also looking at several outfielders on the market. Most of the more productive outfielders have gone elsewhere already, but among those still remaining are Cody Ross, Ryan Ludwick and Xavier Nady.