Outfielder LeVon Washington, the second round pick of the Indians, is in serious talks with Cleveland for about $1.55 million. Washington, a speedster from Chipola JC (Fla.), was the Rays' first-round pick in 2009 but turned down $1.1 million from Tampa Bay and went to junior college instead.

A third party familiar with the discussions say they are talking seriously and in any case no deals over slot will be approved until August.

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