Cleveland Indians: 5 trade destinations for Mike Clevinger or Zach Plesac

Cleveland Indians Mike Clevinger (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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4. Braves

The Braves need a front-of-the-rotation arm, especially after the season ending injury to Mike Soroka, so Clevinger is a logical fit here.

And the dream scenario for the Indians, 21-year-old outfielder, Christian Pache (No. 14), just got promoted to the big leagues today. Pache has been viewed as the best defensive center fielder in the minors the past two seasons, and it’s expected he’ll be a Glove Glover in the big leagues.

At the dish, he’s done a better job of cutting down on strikeouts and taking more walks. He’s a lifetime .283 hitter in the minors.

Drew Waters is another outfield option, having played all over the grass in his minor-league career. He’s a lifetime .298 hitter (.815 OPS).

Starter Ian Anderson (No. 42) should also be an option. He needs more time at Triple-A, but he’s close.