Massive changes could be coming in Cleveland.
The team will apparently listen to offers for ace Corey Kluber, right-hander Carlos Carrasco, designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion, and other veterans. This comes not long after reports surfaced that Cleveland isn't expected to issue qualifying offers to any of Michael Brantley, Andrew Miller, or Cody Allen.
Kluber, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, would be the crown jewel of the bunch. A three-time All-Star, the 32-year-old has thrown at least 200 innings in each of the last five seasons. Over that time, he's gone 83-45 with a 2.85 ERA and 1,228 strikeouts in 1,091 1/3 innings. He's due $17 million in 2019 with a pair of team options worth $17.5 million for 2020 and $18 million for 2021.
Carrasco just had his $9.75-million option for 2019 exercised by the club and has another team option worth $9.5 million for the 2020 campaign. While not as high-profile as Kluber, he's developed into a reliable No. 2, having posted a 68-43 record with a 3.27 ERA in 856 innings across his last five seasons.
Encarnacion is set to earn $21.7 million in 2019 with a $20-million team option ($5-million buyout) for 2020. Additionally, second baseman Jason Kipnis, catchers Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez, and other veteran names could be trade candidates based on Olney's report.
Cleveland has won the American League Central in three consecutive seasons, but moving some big names could drastically alter the division's landscape.