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Cleveland Indians Talking To Jeremy Bonderman

The Cleveland Indians are desperate for starting pitching. With Spring Training set to begin in, oh, 3 weeks, the time is now to start finding some. Enter former Detroit Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman. The Indians are reportedly talking to Bonderman about a contract.

Bonderman actually fits the mold for the type of veteran pitcher the Indians sign. At one time Bonderman was a phenom for the Tigers. A blod clot in his pitching shoulder cost him most of the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Bonderman came back to pitch 160+ innings in 2010, but the Tigers decided to go into a different direction.

At 28, Bonderman is still young. He has pitched a ton of innings, however, and there is a health risk involved. The Indians have done similar with Kevin Millwood and Carl Pavano, however, so Bonderman would be worth the risk.

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