MLB Rumors: Indians interested in Shane Victorino

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Cleveland Indians are one of several teams interested in outfielder Shane Victorino. The Reds, Rangers and Red Sox are also said to have expressed interest in the veteran free agent.

The 31-year-old outfielder is coming off of a disappointing 2012 season — in comparison to the 2009 and 2011 seasons wherein Victorino garnered MVP consideration — in which he hit .255/.321/.383 with 11 home runs, 55 runs batted in, 39 stolen bases and a career-worst OPS of .704.
The Indians were said to have been interested in the past and continue to have a considerable hole in left field. Victorino has proven to be a plus-defender at all three outfield spots, and has postseason experience, so any team which puts in the winning bid will have to bank on the “Flyin’ Hawaiian” rebounding from an off year the plate.

  • FearTheRoo

    When have the Indians ever signed a decent free agent? never?

  • Why are we worried about this rumor, we all know there not gonna spend any kind of money let alone out pay other major markets that are interested in him. Sorry Ive lost complete hope in this management.

  • cmm13

    Maybe we should just start listing the people we are not “interested” in to save time.

    And by “interested” I mean “players we will mention in public forums to keep our fan base interested during hot stove season but honestly have no intention of outbidding Texas/Boston for”

  • SDA

    yeah …right, never gonna happen

  • Natedawg86

    I am interested in all of the Victoria secret models…

  • Dee P

    I like what he said…