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Report: Indians Interested in Orioles Relief Pitcher Mychal Givens

The Cleveland Indians add another name from the Baltimore Orioles in their recent trade talks; along with the rumors of Manny Machado, Adam Jones, and a few other Orioles’ players; the Indians have now added Baltimore relief pitcher Mychal Givens in their talks.

According to Jon Morosi from the MLB Network, the Indians are interested in a relief pitcher that can be comfortable in establishing a four out appearance. Givens fits that criteria.

The Cleveland Indians have a well put together team for 2018 but one of their biggest flaws for the season is their numerous bullpen woes. With the trade deadline approaching the Indians will be looking for bullpen help regardless.

For the 2018 season, Givens has a record of 0-6, making 41 appearances, logging 47.0 innings pitched, recording one save, striking out 55 batters, and walking 23. Givens has an ERA of 4.40 which is the worst so far out of four seasons.

Mychal Givens is in his 4th major league season, all of them with Baltimore. The right-handed relief pitcher has a record of 18-9 in 198 appearances in his career, an ERA of 3.09, 230.1 innings pitched, walked 90 batters, and has struck out 277 hitters.

With the Indians and Orioles being linked to a trade involving Adam Jones, there is a possibility that the Orioles can package Givens and Jones together in return for a couple of Indians prospects.

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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