By Erin Weaver
December 05, 2012

There have been talks for a potential Indians--D-backs trade structured around Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and D-backs right-hander Trevor Bauer, reports's Anthony Castrovince.


Talks have been going on for two weeks, although they have escalated at the Winter Meetings. There's no indication that the trade is near completion, per an industry source.

The Indians could use Bauer in the club, and while the D-backs acquired Cliff Pennington from the A's early in the offseason, they have been looking for an "everyday shortstop," reports Castrovince. Another team or two could be involved in the deal, and it's not certain that it's a 1-for-1 deal. reported that the Indians have shown interest in D-backs left hander Tyler Skaggs.

However, there's no indication that Justin Upton is involved in the deal.


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