Cleveland Indians: Can They Win the AL Central?

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Cleveland Indians: Can They Win the AL Central?
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Recent injuries have contributed to the Cleveland Indians losing their grip on first place in the AL Central. 

After sweeping the Detroit Tigers, the Indians have lost seven of their last nine games.

Travis Hafner, Carlos Santana and Jack Hannahan are all currently on the disabled list. This is in addition to Grady Sizemore, who has not played in a game so far this year.

Even if all these players return in time for a late-season run, the burning question is whether the Tribe can realistically compete for the division championship this year. 

Since it would seem that the two wild-card teams would come from the other divisions, taking first place is a do-or-die proposition.

Let's take a look at the team's strengths and weaknesses.

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