Cleveland Indians: 3 players most likely to be gone by trade deadline

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Cleveland Indians, Yu Chang

Yu Chang #2 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

3 Cleveland Indians most likely to be gone by trade deadline

The trade deadline for Major League Baseball is drawing closer, being about a month and a half away, and we’re still figuring out which side of the deal the Cleveland Indians will be on. The club is just above .500, but still easily in contention, making this an intriguing deadline for the club. There’s an equal chance of becoming a buyer as there is for being a seller.

Despite being so far away from the deadline, the Tribe have technically already been sellers. It wasn’t a huge deal by any means, but the team did move Jake Bauers to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash. Not exactly a deal that will steal headlines, but still a move nonetheless.

In terms of the big picture, that move can be taken with a grain of salt. Bauers fell out of favor in Cleveland after being designated for assignment, so that move shouldn’t really come as a shock. What can be noticed from it, is that those conversations for the front office are at least happening. The phone lines are open.

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Moving further into the season and closer to the deadline, talk will soon be ramping up for players that could both be leaving and coming to the Cleveland Indians. Given the state of the roster, odds are there will be more potential incoming players than outgoing.

Looking ahead to the deadline, if the Tribe were to become sellers who would they be able to trade? More importantly, who could draw interest from other teams? There isn’t a lot of players on the roster that could be on the move, but these three are the most likely to be traded away by the time the deadline rolls around. It doesn’t mean they will be, but if a move happens they are probably at the top of the list.

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