Reporting Matt Loede
NASHVILLE (92.3 The Fan)- The Indians most certainly need help in the outfield, and one player they have reported interest in is New York Mets outfielder Scott Hariston.
Last season Hariston played all three outfield positions at one point or another, and hit hit .263 with 20 homers and 57 runs batted in.
While the Indians may have interest, reports are there’s plenty of other teams that have their eyes on the 32-year-old, which include the giants, Cardinals, Tigers and Yankees.
The Indians interest may have to do with their future in the outfield, and if they decide to make a move with Shin-Soo Choo, who is entering the final year of his deal.
Choo is heavily rumored to be on his way out of Cleveland due to the fact that his agent, Scott Boras, and the Indians don’t seem to agree on what the outfielder is worth.
As for Hariston, he told ESPN New York today that he still may stay with the Mets.
“I think it’s still probable,” Hairston told ESPNNewYork.com Monday afternoon. “They haven’t said whether or not they will offer market value or multiple years, though. Now that Jason Bay is a free agent, it brings things back in play for me.”
We shall see if the Indians are ready to make a deal to get a player that can play left field every day.