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* The Indians aren’t thrilled with the free agents available to back up shortstop Jhonny Peralta. They are prepared to trade a good prospect for a quality defender who could fill in if Peralta needs a rest or slumps.
Also, more rumors listed:
* Japan’s Hashin Tigers are close to posting left-hander Kei Igawa. If they do, look for the Indians to bid on him.
* Free agent left-hander Jamie Walker, who has drawn interest from the Indians, wants a three-year deal.
* Tribe manager Eric Wedge on free-agent Danys Baez: “We’ve talked to Danys and he wants to close.”