MLB Trade Deadline: 6 Players the Cleveland Indians Should Consider Acquiring

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MLB Trade Deadline: 6 Players the Cleveland Indians Should Consider Acquiring
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Sitting in second place in the American League Central with a record of 40-38, the Cleveland Indians need to improve their roster at the July 31 MLB trade deadline in order to make the postseason.

After spending most of the first two months in first place, they started to struggle in June. The team has had serious issues at several positions, and a few changes could help them get back on track.

The most glaring need is in left field, but they could use upgrades at additional positions. First base is a position of need, and they need help with their pitching staff.

When a trade for Bobby Abreu fell through, the team looked at Vladimir Guerrero and Johnny Damon. Since signing Damon, he has not been a good fit in Cleveland.

With inconsistent pitching, they should also look to improve their pitching staff. The starting rotation has good arms, but the last two spots have been shaky. A season after being one of the best bullpens in the league, their relief pitchers have taken a step back this year.

Cleveland fans should not count on Grady Sizemore coming back and contributing. Designated hitter Travis Hafner is also injury-prone, so they need to bring in players to help their offense.

A right-handed bat would be ideal for a left-handed heavy Indians lineup. They will need to be aggressive at the trade deadline. 

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