The Indians have informed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and left-hander David Huff that they will not make the club out of Spring Training, and that the team will try to trade them, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports (via Twitter). Both players are out of minor league options.
Huff, 28, was selected in the supplemental round (39th overall) by the Indians in the 2006 draft. He's appeared in 55 games (52 starts) for the Tribe over parts of four seasons, accumulating 285 1/3 innings but posting unsightly ratios including a 5.30 ERA, 5.0 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9. He's averaged 90.5 mph on his heater and posted a 36.5 percent ground-ball rate throughout his career.
Carrera, 25, has hit .255/.306/.347 with 18 stolen bases in 24 attempts in 116 career games for Cleveland. The left-handed hitting outfielder has mixed defensive reviews in a small 860-inning sample size, as UZR/150 pegs him at 2.2 runs below average while The Fielding Bible gives him credit for being two runs above average. He's played primarily center field but also has experience at both corner positions. It was reported in late February that the Indians could very likely end up trading Carrera near the end of Spring Training.