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The Indians have interest in a reunion with Casey Blake

Dec 3, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

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Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are one of nine teams who have expressed interest in free agent Casey Blake.

Blake was limited to just 63 games this season in the final year of a three-year, $17.5 million contract. The 38-year-old batted .252/.342/.371 with four homers, 26 RBI and a .713 OPS over 239 plate appearances before undergoing season-ending surgery on his neck in early September.

Blake previously played with the Indians from 2003 until July of 2008 when he was swapped to the Dodgers in the trade that brought Carlos Santana to Cleveland. Sorry to bring that one up again, Dodgers fans.

While Blake is a major question mark health-wise, Hoynes writes that the Indians view him as a potential backup at the corner infield and outfield positions and also believe he could help balance out their lefty-heavy lineup. He’ll likely have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden deal.

  1. woodsmeister - Dec 3, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    I’m still betting on Blake joining Eric Wedge in Seattle.

  2. thegurubrave - Dec 3, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Bet the braves are in.

  3. cup0pizza - Dec 4, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Good guy, but really wish Bernie Lomax never traded for this guy. Not the greatest Dodgers trade ever. Good luck to Blake.

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