If the Indians are unable to trade either Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer, they reportedly could decide to move first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion.
According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Indians have multiple plans for what they want to do this offseason to clear up some money on their roster.
Those plans could include dealing Encarnacion or even infielder Yandy Diaz, who had a good year in limited time with the team.
Encarnacion though would be the ideal player to move as he has one year remaining on the three-year, $60 million deal he signed in 2017.
The 35-year-old veteran batted .246 with 32 home runs and 107 RBIs in 2018 for Cleveland, so he is still producing even in the latter part of his career.
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Cleveland has reportedly been active in the trade market this offseason and has already moved catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals last week. It is also trying to find a deal for Kluber or Bauer.
There could be several more moves coming over the next month, especially with the winter meetings starting next week.
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