24 Hours Away: The Latest on the Indians Rumors and the MLB Trade Deadline

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There's been plenty of rumors as well as speculation over the last few days as to what and if for the Indians, as the MLB trade deadline gets closer and closer.

The trade deadline comes down at 4pm Eastern on Tuesday, July 31st, and the overwhelming thought is that the Indians are still very much in discussions with other teams for an outfielder, or maybe even just another bat to add to the teams lineup.

Today we run you through what we know and what we've heard, and give you the latest as the clock continues to get closer to Tuesday's deadline around Major League Baseball, and the Indians continue to work to try and do whatever they can to improve the roster before 4pm.

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1. Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles

The O's outfielder has been linked to the Indians for sometime, but it appears now with one day left before the deadline that despite Baltimore being simply awful, the 32-year-old is not going anywhere.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported the news Sunday, noting "there was a chance" Jones would get moved, and will not waive his no=-trade clause and instead will stay in Maryland because of family, friends, his charity and the fans.

Jones was a player the Indians had interest in as he not only was someone who knew the American League, but also could play centerfield, a position that needs filled more than ever for the Tribe.

The vet, who is a free agent at the end of the year, is hitting .285 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI this season.

Unless something crazy happens, it doesn't look like Jones is an option at this point.

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2. Billy Hamilton Cincinnati Reds

With Jones out of the picture, one player who the Indians might take more of a look at is Billy Hamilton, the speedster from the Reds.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says that Hamilton is very much on the Tribe's radar as the team keeps their options open to add an outfielder, more so now with Tyler Naquin hurt.

Forget about the Indians giving up a lot for Hamilton though, as he's hitting just .225 with a .301 on-base percentage. For his career, Hamilton’s OBP is below .300.

Yes he's dangerous when he gets on base, the issue is he's not getting on base enough.

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3. Derek Dietrich Miami Marlins

A local product (played at St. Ignatius High School), Dietrich hits left, throws right, and the 29-year-old is hitting .279 this season with 13 homers and 36 RBI

He plays for the most part against righties, hitting .296 (.824 OPS) against them. He's an affordable option for the Tribe, making $2.9 million this season.

Add to the fact he would be locked up until 2021, and he's exactly the type of player the Indians would love to ink.

From an offensive side this has been his best season to date.

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4. Curtis Granderson Toronto

If the Indians want to make a move for the three-time All-Star, they might get into a fight with the Yankees for the 37 year olds services.

Granderson is hitting .231 (.756 OPS) with 10 homers and 31 RBI this season, but again his addition to the roster wouldn't be groundbreaking, but simply adding an outfielder that could hopefully fill a role with the current injuries the team has.

He's on a one-year deal, so again the Indians wouldn't give up much for his short-term services.

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5. Joey Gallo Texas Rangers

Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo can hit homers, but he also strikes out a ton and has a hard time keeping his average over .200.

The rumors about Gallo broke late on Friday, and again he's just another name that could give the team some at bats with the current issues with injuries.

Gallo is hitting .190 with 26 homers and 56 runs batted in, and he's struck out 142 times already this season, most in the American League.

He won't be a free agent till 2023, so if the Indians wanted to take a chance on him and make a move for him, they would have him under control for a long time to come.

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6. Brian Dozier Minnesota Twins

Last but not least is Brian Dozier, the Twins infielder who this season is hitting .224 with 16 home runs and 52 runs batted in.

The likely thought process behind bringing in Dozier (if the Indians don't also get another outfielder) is to put him at second and possibly find some at bats for Jason Kipnis in the outfield.

He would be a rental, as he's a free agent at the end of the season, but bringing him in might be interesting as it could push Kip to the outfield or the team could platoon him and Kip in the infield or make Kip more of a utility player using him in both positions.