5 Cleveland Indians From 2013 Team Who Are Greatly Missed In 2014

5 Cleveland Indians From 2013 Team Who Are Greatly Missed In 2014

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As the Indians sit at six games under .500 and last in the AL Central, there's a number of players who the team was unable to bring back this past offseason that they could use the help of now. Today, I take a look at five players who were wearing Indians unis in 2013 who the team could use in 2014.

5. Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds
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5. Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds
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Last season, Mark Reynolds hit just about everything the first two months of the season, then couldn't hit anything after that before the team finally gave him his release. This year, he's off to a similarly hot start with the Milwaukee Brewers, hitting just .217, but with 12 homers and 25 RBIs. The Indians could use his power in the lineup, a roster that has hit just 46 homers.

4. Joe Smith

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4. Joe Smith

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The Indians could always count on the sidearm Smith out of the pen, but this season he's throwing with the Angels and having a very good season, going 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA in 22 games. The Indians could use Smith late in games to hold down opponents as the starters have had issues in 2014.

3. Ubaldo Jimenez

Ubaldo Jimenez
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3. Ubaldo Jimenez

Ubaldo Jimenez
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Jimenez was outstanding last season for the Indians in the second half, and ended the season 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts. This season, he's in Baltimore with the Orioles, and while he's had his struggles, many feel that if he would have stayed with the Indians and pitching coach Mickey Callaway, he would have more success. Instead, he's trying to follow up his 13-win season with Baltimore.

2. Drew Stubbs

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2. Drew Stubbs

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The Indians made a deal for Stubbs before last season, and despite hitting .213 with the Reds in 2012, the team handed him the starting job in right field. He wasn't all that good, hitting .233 with 10 homers and 45 RBIs with just 17 steals, a number the team was hoping would be much higher. The Tribe traded him to the Rockies this offseason, and he's been outstanding, hitting .330 with three homers, nine RBIs and six steals.

1. Scott Kazmir

Scott Kazmir
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1. Scott Kazmir

Scott Kazmir
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Kazmir has been a welcome addition to the Oakland A's staff, going 6-2 with a .236 ERA in 11 starts this season. The A's gave Kazmir a two-year deal worth million before this season, and so far he's been more than worth it. With injuries and inconsistent pitching this season for the Indians, Kazmir would have been a huge addition to their starting pitching staff.

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