Indians GM says team not motivated to trade young pitchers
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti says he has ''no motivation'' to trade any young starting pitchers.
With a week left before the trading deadline, Antonetti said Friday the club has received numerous calls from teams interested in Cleveland's starters.
The Indians have one of baseball's best young staffs and Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, Danny Salazar and Cody Anderson are under the team's control for several years.
Cleveland remains in the AL wild-card race despite an inconsistent offense, and Antonetti remains confident the club's current lineup can get hot and string together some wins.
As far as making a deal, Antonetti said the Indians are ''open to a lot of different things,'' but the club is not interested in adding players just for the balance of this season.