According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indians GM Mark Shapiro is considering all options for the team’s closer job.
No free agents have been ruled out, even expensive closers like Francisco Rodriguez and Brian Fuentes. The Indians’ #15 pick is protected, if they go that route. Shapiro admitted to interest in Trevor Hoffman and Kerry Wood, if they are not retained by their old teams. If the Indians can’t find a closer, they may add a late inning reliever to put in front of Jensen Lewis and Rafael Perez anyway.
On the trade front, the Indians have Huston Street on the radar. Kevin Gregg could be another consideration.