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Cleveland Indians Trade Rumors: Asdrubal Cabrera, Shin-Soo Choo Likely Staying Put

Despite having a -55 run differential, the Cleveland Indians find themselves just four and a half games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox. Consequently, it doesn't appear as though the Indians will sell off major assets -- though things could always change if an excellent offer is made.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported that Asdrubal Cabrera would make a lot of sense for the Oakland Athletics, who could desperately use a shortstop, but that the Indians would need to be "blown away" to move Cabrera.

Shin-Soo Choo is also likely not going anywhere, at least according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Choo could potentially bring in a nice return in a trade, as he's hitting very well this season, with a .294/.379/.490 line with 12 home runs and 10 stolen bases.

Though the Indians aren't selling entirely, they're also not going all-in for 2012. Jordan Bastian of says that while no players are untouchable, the Indians would need to have an "exceptional" return to move top prospect Francisco Lindor.

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