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Indians Ready to Deal DeRosa

According to Buster Olney, it appears the Indians are ready to deal infielder Mark Derosa.

In return the Indians are looking for some young starting pitching, which is at a premium these days, and may be difficult to acquire.

Some teams that could be interested in acquiring DeRosa are the Cardinals, Mets and Yankees. However, as Olney points out, none of these teams appear to be willing to part ways with any young pitching in return.

The Cardinals don't want to part ways with any of their young relief prospects (Jason Motte, Chris Perez or Kyle McClellan).

The Mets refuse to part ways with Bobby Parnell or Fernando Nieve, which likely will remove them from the equation.

That leaves the Yankees who on paper would seem to have no need for another infielder, but with the continued struggles of Alex Rodriguez, DeRosa certainly would be a nice insurance policy.

DeRosa, 34, is batting .277 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs.

I wouldn't expect the Indians to make a move just yet, however, expect the Indians to try and get healthy over the next week or two and see if they have one final push in them. If they continue to struggle over the next two or three weeks, DeRosa among others will certainly be on the move.