Per The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes, the Cleveland Indians front office feels that veteran slugger Carlos Pena could be the answer to their gaping hole at first base. The only issue, which has historically been a big one, is the ownership team’s willingness to provide the funds to acquire a non-basement-level free agent.
Hoynes states that Chris Antonetti and Company have not received word on if they will be provided the resources to get such a transaction done. Otherwise, the team could be staring at the troika of Matt LaPorta, Michael Brantley and Shelley Duncan to help guide them into AL Central contention. Also, don’t count out Jason Donald.
(Source: Paul Hoynes’ Twitter)