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Report: Indians Involved in Talks with Dodgers Over Starting Pitching

The Indians have already helped this offense this week with signing Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis, but that hasn’t stopped them from looking to get even better – even if it means a trade.

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports tweeted that the Indians are talking to the Los Angeles Dodgers about one of their two starters that people have had on the trade block since the end of the season – Carlos Carrasco or Danny Salazar.

It was just over a week ago that Indians President Chris Antonetti stated that the Indians were not in any hurry to trade one of their starters, and if they did they had better get a solid return on them.

“We’re not looking to trade any of those guys – at all,” Antonetti said of the current starting five at the Winter Meetings in Nashville. “That’s not something we are motivated to do, but again for any player there’s a right value to where it would make sense, and our criteria would be does it make us better for 2016 and beyond.

“All of those guys are very meaningful parts of our 2016 team, so any trade would have to meet a pretty high criteria.”

We shall see if the Dodgers can possibly meet that criteria and what they may be offering for a pitcher like Carrasco or Salazar.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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