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Winter Meetings Update: Youkilis targeted? Cabrera gone?

Winter Meetings Update: Youkilis targeted? Cabrera gone?
December 4, 2012
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Here are some quick notes and news bits connected to the Indians coming out of Nashville in day two of the winter meetings today. I will have a much more thorough update on all of this and more in my Winter Meetings daily recap piece later this afternoon:

- Per Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Indians almost dealt shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera last night. Reportedly, they had the framework of a deal in place where they would receive a Major League pitcher and two high-end prospects in exchange for Cabrera, but the deal fell apart when they required a third prospect (fourth player) be included in the deal.

- Right-hander Roberto Hernandez is getting some interest around the league on a one year deal, and the Indians are one of the five teams looking at him.

- The Nationals signed right-hander Dan Haren for one year $13 million. He is a player the Indians had considerable interest in signing because of the short length of his deal.

- Right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson is a pitcher the Indians have been connected to this offseason. He is someone that some in the organization really like because of his consistent performance and durability over his career.

- First baseman/third baseman Kevin Youkilis is looking for a two year deal and the Indians are considered to be one of his top suitors.

- Left-hander Scott Kazmir has multiple teams looking at him, and the Indians are expected to be one of those teams. He is a reclamation project but is garnering interest this offseason because he looks healthy pitching winter ball and could be a depth starting option for teams.

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User Comments

Mike
December 4, 2012 - 4:22 PM EST
Tom, you're stupid
Dennis
December 4, 2012 - 2:52 PM EST
High level or high end? really? The mere fact that this alleged trade didn't happen or was made up by Hoynes to begin with makes it a moot point.
Tom
December 4, 2012 - 2:08 PM EST
I believe Hoynes said "two high-level" prospects. Not "high-end." To me, that references minor league level, and not quality of prospect.
Stephen
December 4, 2012 - 1:10 PM EST
Kazmir would be nice. Haven't had a solid lefty since Lee/Sabathia. I hope we give him a shot.

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