It’s possible the team could look to an internal option, though as of right now they’re going through the free agent market and have recently spoken to Grant Balfour who previously was closing for the Oakland Athletics:
Indians have talked with Grant Balfour, sources say. They need a closer.
Balfour won’t come cheaply and given the always thin market on closers, the Indians will certainly have competition for his services as teams like the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies and Settle Mariners still look for closer help.
That said, Balfour would likely be fantastic in Cleveland.
The race to sign Balfour should heat up very soon and the Indians look as if they’ll be right in the mix, at least right now.
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