The Indians are looking to add a hitter, have a few bucks to spend (but not too many bucks) and are considering a reunion with several former longtime Indians.
The Indians have had a void at DH since declining Hafner’s option for the 2013 season. They are apparently not happy with in-house options, meaning they’ll instead pursue a player from outside the organization to fill the hole on their roster.
Beyond Hafner and Thome, the Indians have several free agent options to plug in at DH, including Aubrey Huff, Luke Scott, Carlos Lee, Jason Giambi, Juan Rivera, Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman.
While the Indians are reportedly considering Hafner and Thome, Heyman notes that they are not looking into bringing back Manny Ramirez.