Cleveland Indians: Three last minute free agent additions to explore

Potential Cleveland Indians signee Josh Reddick #22 of the Houston Astros (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Potential Cleveland Indians signee Josh Reddick #22 of the Houston Astros (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Potential Cleveland Indians signee Homer Bailey #15 of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Three potential free agent additions for the Cleveland Indians

We’re roughly a dozen games into the 2021 Spring Training schedule and the Cleveland Indians, like everyone else in the league, are starting to get a grasp for what their roster will be like. With such a long layoff for some of these players who maybe didn’t play in 2020, this spring might be one of the most important in a long time.

While everyone has had roster turnover, the Indians specifically will have a much different look in the coming year. Players like Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco and Carlos Santana are elsewhere and have left holes behind. Luckily, it seems like the front office has done a solid job of prepping for these moves while also reloading this past offseason. Nearly every gap that was on the roster was given some sort of clarification, whether it be a long-term or band-aid fix.

With that being said, there’s always the possibility of improvement and the Cleveland Indians have left a hole or two that could still be addressed before the season begins. There’s also the possibility of injury or some other reason that could open the door for the Tribe to sign someone. Whatever the reason may be, the front office still needs to keep an eye on the free agent list and have players in mind that could be additions.

At times, free agency hasn’t been a big part of the Indians plan, but adding players like Eddie Rosario and Billy Hamilton have opened the door for virtually endless possibilities of how the Tribe could tap into free agents. Should the team decide to return to the free agent pool at any point, these three players could be serviceable additions to the roster. Even if added now, they hold value that the team is either lacking or completely without.