5 Free Agents the Indians Should Sign this Offseason

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Nov 1, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli hits a single against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning in game six of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli hits a single against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning in game six of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 14, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres center fielder Jon Jay (24) doubles during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres center fielder Jon Jay (24) doubles during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

Jon Jay – CF

Jon Jay would be the perfect fit for the Indians.

The 31-year-old center fielder would be the starting center fielder if signed. He is an above-average contact hitter with a .287 career batting average. While he is not a power hitter and does not produce much at the plate, he is a strong defender and would be great to split time with Naquin in center field.

Jay played in just 90 games last season because he missed two months with a fractured forearm.

Jay would come at a surprisingly low price. Since he has not played in 100 games since 2014 and is not a big offensive producer, the Indians could probably sign him for around $5 million.

Jay also would fit nicely into the Indians clubhouse. His positive outlook and desire to play the game as well as he can would resonate well in an Indians clubhouse that thrives off of positive players.

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