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Indians rumors: Kevin Youkilis, Nick Swisher

The Cleveland Indians continue to pursue outfielder Nick Swisher and corner infielder Kevin Youkilis.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Indians continue to pursue outfielder Nick Swisher and corner infielder Kevin Youkilis, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN and Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

While the Indians were initially hoping to sign Swisher to a four-year contract in the $50 million range, a recent "market shift" has him seeking $60 million over four years, according to Bowden.

Meanwhile, Cleveland continues to target Youkilis, who reportedly has multiple two-year offers on the table. The Indians are one of the teams that have offered the corner infielder a contract, and Pluto says it could be higher than $18 million over two years.

Swisher hit .272/.364/.473 with 36 doubles and 24 home runs over 537 at-bats for the New York Yankees last season. The 32-year-old owns a career line of .256/.361/.467 over nine years at the major league level.

Youkilis, who owns a career line of .283/.384/.482, hit a combined .235/.336/.409 with 15 doubles and 19 home runs with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox last season.

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