What to Make of the Cleveland Indians Free Agent Hitters

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June 1, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Matt Treanor reacts after committing an error on a throw to third base that resulted in two runs scoring during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Treanor

With Lou Marson gone and nobody in the minors ready for big league action, you need a catcher who can step in if Yan Gomes or Carlos Santana get hurt. Matt Treanor has spent most of the past decade on major league rosters, including stints with Texas, Detroit, and the Dodgers, so good teams have felt like he could be trusted. He also won a good-guy award with the Marlins in 2007. But Treanor be 38 in March and didn’t play at all last year, so it’s fair to wonder if the Indians need a better option since catchers are probably the most likely guys to get hurt. The only other option right now is Luke Carlin. [Editor’s note: He’s also married to Misty May. So that’s a positive.]