Indians GM Chris Antonetti looking to make trade in tough market

CLEVELAND - Indians general manager Chris Antonetti wants to make a trade before the July 31 deadline, but he's having a tough time finding a partner.

With his team within three games of first-place Detroit in the AL Central, Antonetti has been exploring ways to improve the Indians, who began a stretch of 14 home games in 17 days on Friday.

Antonetti said the added wild-card team has changed the landscape and estimates that 24 of 30 teams are looking to add players as August approaches. Antonetti said Cleveland's situation is complicated because two teams who would be considered "sellers" -- Minnesota and Chicago -- are in the Indians' division.

Antonetti isn't optimistic or pessimistic about getting a deal done, but said the Indians are "not going to make a trade just to say we made a trade."
 

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