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Will the Indians Pull the Trigger on a Free Agent Oufielder to Help for 2019?

2. Marwin Gonzalez

Gonzalez is 29 years old, and in seven seasons with Houston hit a career .264 with 76 homers and 264 RBI. Last season he hit .247 with 16 homers and 68 runs batted in.

He is a more affordable option, and can also play left field, which is a position the team really needs to fill now that Michael Brantley is in Houston.

A story just a few days back had the Reds as a possible fit for Gonzalez, but they’ve already made plenty of moves this offseason with the trade to get a couple Dodgers outfielders.

He would fill a position of need for the team, and also the one big selling point for him to come to Cleveland is that he’d start everyday with a great chance to be in the postseason in October.

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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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  1. Tom Gigliotti

    January 5, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Gonzalez plays in American League!!!!

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