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MLB Trade Rumors 2013: Cleveland Indians Interested in Matt Garza,Yovani Gallardo


Currently sitting just 3.5 games out of first place in the American League Central, the Cleveland Indians are hoping to make a run at starting pitching come the 2013 MLB trade deadline.

Two names who top their list are Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs and Yovani Gallardo of the Milwaukee Brewers, this according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:

The Indians seek a starting pitcher and have held discussions about Matt Garza and Yovani Gallardo.

It’s no surprise the Indians would like to add a starter. The twist is that they are limiting themselves to a top-of-the-rotation type.

The Indians want someone to “pair with ace [All-Star] Justin Masterson” is the way someone familiar with their thinking put it. If they don’t find that special someone, they just might pass in light of the fact their rotation depth isn’t a concern at the moment.

Garza, who the Cubs have been attempting to deal for quite some time oddly was reportedly in contract extension talks with the Cubs as recently as yesterday, though many have suggested it’s nothing more than a ploy to get interested teams to pony up their trade assets.

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