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Indians Shopping for Outfielder, Starting Pitching Depth

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The Indians are telling teams they are on the lookout for outfielders and starting pitching depth, reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.

With Grady Sizemore out (again) until mid-season the Tribe find themselves incredibly thin in center field, recently experimenting with utility infielder Jason Donald at the position because of an injury to starter Michael Brantley.

The team has a bit more depth at starting pitcher but may want to acquire a pitcher as extra insurance. Roberto Hernandez Heredia (formerly Fausto Carmona) still off the team's active roster due to legal/visa issues, and probable fifth starter Kevin Slowey is not having the best of springs, allowing 9 runs over 12 innings of work.

The Indians depth chart is filled to the brim at the corner outfield positions but Sizemore are Brantley are their only two players listed at center field. Felix Pie or Russ Canzler could probably fill in at center field in an emergency, but the Indians are wise to find a better long-term option.

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    Indians have been telling teams that in addition to an outfielder, they'd like to add some starting pitching depth.