Hey, Hoynsie: I just saw that Derek Dietrich was released by the Marlins. Do you believe the Tribe will have interest in him? Also, put on your GM cap for a moment. Would you consider trading Corey Kluber for Harrison Bader and Carlos Martinez from the Cardinals? Or Bader and Jordan Hicks?– Jason Tucher, New Palestine, Ind.
Hey, Jason: Dietrich, a Cleveland native, was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday, but they have seven days to trade, release or put him on waivers. So he’s still their property.
Dietrich, who played high school ball at St. Ignatius, certainly has the versatility that the Indians like, but Max Moroff, the switching-hitting utility man they recently acquired from the Pirates, is a similar player.
As for your suggestion for a Kluber deal, if I’m the Tribe’s GM, I’d say that’s a good starting point, but I need more.