9 moves the Cleveland Indians must make this offseason

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Jason Kipnis
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Jason Kipnis /
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CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 06: Austin Jackson
CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 06: Austin Jackson /

6. Re-sign AJAX

Austin Jackson‘s not a necessity, but his skillset is. The Indians need some right-handed help in the lineup, and Jackson proved that when healthy, he can be a productive player.

Following an injury plagued 2016 season with the White Sox, the Tribe took a flier on Jackson, much like they did with Rajai Davis two seasons ago, and it paid off.

Jackson, 30, hit .318 (.869 OPS), and he’s a veteran presence in the outfield.

He can play center field, in addition to the corner outfield spots.

Jackson played for the Indians at the bargain rate of $1.5 million this past season. His production would indicate that he might get bit of a salary bump from another team, but even if that’s the case, the Indians should be able to compete for his services in 2018.

If the Indians get outbid, perhaps they need to look at the possibility of promoting Greg Allen.

Allen didn’t get as much run as Bradley Zimmer, but he’s been a tremendous center fielder throughout his minor league career.

He’s switch hitter, but he’d really have to dazzle to make the club coming out of Spring Training.