Cleveland Indians: 3 outfielders to target in a trade before Spring Training

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Three players the outfield-desperate Cleveland Indians should trade for before the start of 2020 Spring Training in Arizona.

Just three weeks before Spring Training, and the Cleveland Indians look poised to host a game show everyday of the season.

The title: Who Wants to be a Big-League Outfielder?

With so much uncertainty surrounding the outfield situation, the Indians have recently been rumored to be searching for an outfielder before the start of Cactus League play.

The pressure’s on, too. The Indians didn’t trade Francisco Lindor, and that’s a great thing. I don’t like getting rid of good players. With Frankie in the lineup, the Indians are still contenders for the 2020 season, even with the Twins adding firepower and the White Sox improving.

We all know the outfield situation by now: Oscar Mercado is the only every day player. The Tribe is going to see if Reyes can play some right field (he can’t). Jordan Luplow will play a lot too, but only against left handers. That leaves some conglomeration of Greg Allen, Daniel Johnson, Jake Bauers and Delino DeShields Jr. to fill up the rest of the grass.

A trade for one of these three players would add some punch to the lineup and put the Tribe back into the conversation as a team that could seriously knock off Minnesota.