Cleveland Indians Trade Rumors: Confirming Who the Tribe Will and Won't Acquire

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Cleveland Indians Trade Rumors: Confirming Who the Tribe Will and Won't Acquire
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With the July 31 Trade Deadline fast approaching, most teams still believe that they have a legitimate shot at playing in October. One such team, is the first place Cleveland Indians.

The issue is, staying in first place could be a challenge. The Detroit Tigers continue to stick around in the tight AL Central race and the Chicago White Sox are starting to make a run for the playoffs in the second half.

Even at full health the AL Central race would be a tough one for the young Indians, but right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is out until late August with a broken thumb, and Grady Sizemore has once again injured his knee.

Outfield help is suddenly a top priority for the Tribe, or is it?

Fausto Carmona has been one of the worst starters in the Major Leagues in 2011 and Mitch Talbot has lost his rotation spot. Justin Masterson, Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin have been great, but it takes more than three pitchers to make a complete rotation.

David Huff had an excellent start against the Twins on July 18, but his track record in the Major Leagues suggest he may not be able to have sustained success. Perhaps General Manager Chris Antonetti could decide that rounding out the rotation could be the most important thing for a playoff run.

This slideshow will list each player the Indians have been linked to thus far in trade rumors and decide what players are most likely to land in Cleveland by the end of the month.

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