Indians Rumors: Ryan Ludwick, Chris Iannetta

Just yesterday, the Cleveland Indians proved to be both buyers and sellers on the trade market, but they're apparently not done even as we close in on today's trade deadline. Here are the latest rumors and reports on Cleveland's trade action:

  • The Indians, along with the Blue Jays, have shown interest in Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta, according to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun. For a long time now, outside observers have wondered why the Rockies don't fully appreciate their power-hitting, walk-inducing backstop, and these kinds of rumors only support that notion. Among all MLB catchers with 300+ plate appearances, Iannetta has the highest walk rate and the fifth-highest isolated power.
  • The Indians have been considered the front-runner for San Diego outiflelder Ryan Ludwick, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports notes that the Pirates are still in the mix. With Grady Sizemore and Shin-Soo Choo on the disabled list, the Indians continue to search for outfield help; they're likely underwhelmed by the current foursome of Michael Brantley, Kosuke Fukudome, Ezequiel Carrera and Austin Kearns.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker