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MLB Hot Stove: Indians reportedly interested in Scott Hariston

Already needing outfield help prior to the likely trading of right fielder Shin-Soo Choo, the Cleveland Indians are one of several teams reportedly interested in 32-year-old New York Mets outfielder Scott Hariston.

Matt Loede of 92.3 The Fan reports that the Tribe join four playoff teams in the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers as potential suitors for the versitile outfielder. In 2012, Hariston hit .263 and 20 homers with 57 runs batted in and was particularly effective against left-handed pitching, hitting .286/.317/.550.

The right-handed Hariston is one of several outfielders linked to the Indians in recent weeks with veterans Jason Bay and Shane Victorino also garnering interest.

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