The Cleveland Indians were quiet on Tuesday in the run-up to the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. The Tribe was often rumored earlier this summer as aggressively looking for a right-handed bat and some starting pitching depth, but many of those rumors died quickly. While the White Sox and Tigers added significant pieces, the Indians did not make a move and even vacillated from buyers to sellers as their July woes continued.
Two names that surfaced as potential trade chips while the Indians were being swept in Minnesota were Shin-Soo Choo and Chris Perez. Reports on Monday indicated that the Indians were not going to deal Perez, but the rumors of Choo trade talks persisted on Tuesday. But the Indians never received what they felt was a suitable offer, leading to this tweet from Fox Sports' Jon Morosi just before 4 p.m. deadline:
The Indians, of course, could add another player during the August waiver wire season but it appears the core will be sticking together for the remainder of 2012.