The Cleveland Indians have reportedly signed former Oriole outfielder Felix Pie to a minor league contract (Connolly), pending a physical (Bastian), and the club continues to look for solutions at 1B as Carlos Lee speculation heats up:
Twitter / @danconnollysun: Former #Orioles OF Felix P ...
"Former #Orioles OF Felix Pie agrees 2 terms w #Indians on minor-lg deal/ST invite. Worth up to $1mil w perfrm bonuses. Can opt out by Op Day"
Twitter / @MLBastian: Indians' deal with Pie not ...
"Indians' deal with Pie not complete. Details still being worked out and Pie still needs to pass a physical."
Indians adding Pie to outfield mix? - Jordan Bastian
"Pie, 26, would provide Cleveland with some depth and insurance for an outfield that was beset with injuries a year ago. As things stand right now, the Indians’ outfield consists of Michael Brantley, Grady Sizemore and Shin-Soo Choo. All three suffered a variety of health woes in 2011."
1B Search Continues—Kyle Blanks? - Let's Go Tribe
"The Indians are, reportedly, shifting their strategy towards the trade market as the source of their 1B/LF RHB problem."
- Have the Indians considered trading for OF/1B Carlos Lee? - cleveland.com
"Houston has talked to the Indians about Carlos Lee. The Indians are interested, but the Astros would have to eat a massive part of his $18.5 million salary for 2012. As an aside, how could someone pay Carlos Lee that much money?"
- Astros could make some late moves - FOXSports
"The Astros are willing to eat some of the monster salary Carlos Lee is owed in order to move him, with the Indians a potential destination. He'd be a fit in Cleveland, but the Indians are wary of his contract, set to pay him $18.5 million in both 2011 and '12."
- Josh Willingham Rumors: Indians, Rockies, Twins; Mariners Out - MLB Daily Dish
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