The Indians are expected to sell at this year's trade deadline, and could be more active than many originally thought. According to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Cleveland has been listening on its starting pitchers, including Carlos Carrasco, and has discussed the possibility of trading the right-hander to the Blue Jays.
Carrasco, who signed an extension that keeps him under team control through the 2020 season, would be a highly-targeted arm if he hits the open market due to his strong track record over the past two seasons. He is likely the most controllable pitcher available in trade talks this summer, and would cost a team a significant amount in terms of prospects.
Cleveland is also listening on Lonnie Chisenhall, according to a report from Buster Olney of ESPN.com. The Mets and Angels are thought to be looking for third base help, with the first domino in that market coming off the board today with Aramis Ramirez being sent to Pittsburgh.
Two veterans who are unlikely to be traded out of Cleveland are Brandon Moss and Mike Aviles, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. The Indians view Moss as part of their future, as he has one year of team control remaining on his contract. Aviles will not be traded at all this summer despite interest in him, as the Indians have admirably vowed to keep him in town as his four-year old daughter undergoes treatment for leukemia in the city.