The Cleveland Indians are still considering signing a designated hitter to a "very modest contract," according to Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer, and free agent Jim Thome remains a possibility:
The Indians are still thinking about signing a DH to a very modest contract. Thome remains a possibility.
Ever since declining Travis Hafner's 2013 option, the Indians have been in the market for a DH. They remained interested in re-signing Hafner until he officially inked his deal with the New York Yankees. However, Pluto notes that Cleveland was only willing to extend their former DH a minor league contract, as they were concerned with his injury history.
Cleveland still considering Jim Thome
MLB Daily Dish | Feb 4