The Indians have already acquired Kosuke Fukudome from the Chicago Cubs earlier this week, but are obviously looking to add another bat with equal or better power potential than Fukudome.
Ludwick did not play in the Padres series finale against San Diego Thursday night.
But the Indians aren’t the only team in the AL Central making some noise in the current trade market, as the Detroit Tigers have “…made contact (with Colorado) to discuss possible trade scenarios…” reports FoxSports.com.
It is no mystery that the Tigers have been hoping to land an elite arm to help bolster their starting rotation, but Ubaldo Jimenez could just be out of range for the Tigers.
Jimenez does have a history of not being that great of a second half pitcher, but a move to Detroit would be a far better situation for him than starting half his games in the most hitter-friendly park in the majors, Coors Field.
It was originally reported that the Phillies initial offer was Single-A right-hander Jarred Cosart, and Single-A first baseman Jonathan Singleton, but that may not be enough.
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