Indians Close To Deal For Ryan Ludwick? By Tim Dierkes | July 31, 2011 at 1:00am CDT 1:28pm: The Indians are balking at the price for Ludwick, tweets MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo. 12:11pm: The deal is not yet close but seems inevitable, tweets Ken Rosenthal. Scott Miller of CBS Sports says the deal is close. 11:57am: The Indians are close to a deal with the Padres for right fielder Ryan Ludwick, tweets Yahoo's Tim Brown. Ludwick, 33, is hitting .238/.301/.373 and has $2.2MM left on his contract. He was previously with the Tribe for part of 2003 through '05.