Sounds like rumors of Cleveland Indians' interest in Josh Willingham were a bit exaggerated, or they're trying to walk it back a bit. In other news, Cleveland has had a rather quiet off-season:
Willingham, Blake, and Pray for Better Players - Let's Go Tribe
The storyline of Cleveland's offseason remains unchanged—with a veteran starter (Derek Lowe) in hand, the Indians are most interested in adding a right-handed bat that can provide a little pop and play either left field or first base.
- Twitter / @hoynsie - "#Indians interest in OF Josh Willingham said to be "moderate' at best."
Indians Quiet On The Willingham Front - CBS Cleveland
"Last season in Oakland Willingham made $6 million with a one-year deal, but after his season one would expect him to demand a lot more on the open market. Tuesday his agent, Matt Sosnick, confirmed that while he has spoken to the Indians, no contract offer to his client has been made."
- After a quiet trip to Texas, Cleveland Indians still hopeful for deals - cleveland.com
"Their only player move was designating prospect Hector Rondon for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Grady Sizemore. Rondon, recovering from right elbow surgery, cleared waivers Thursday and was outrighted to Class AAA Columbus."
- Twitter / @MLBastian - RHP Hector Rondon cleared waivers. Outrighted to AAA Columbus. Will be in Minors camp in spring.
- Paul Hoynes, trying to contact someone in Casey Blake's camp via Direct Message (I suspect). - Let's Go Tribe
OooO! A mystery tweet!
Twitter / @tribeinsider - #Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera has played winter ball games in Caracas the last two days. So far he is 3-for-8 w/3RS and a double.
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