Jason Knapp is attempting a comeback and the Indians are interested in re-signing him.

GM Chris Antonetti said Ross Atkins, Indians director of player development, has talked to Knapp and his agent. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick first reported Knapp’s comeback plans on Tuesday.

“Ross has talked to them,” said Antonetti. “Jason is still in the early stages of his comeback."

Said Atkins, "Obviously, we're very happy to hear that he is feeling good again and want nothing but the best for him.

"We will stay in touch with him and we'll certainly consider if he's interested in returning to us if it's a fit for us."

The Indians released Knapp on Aug. 8, 2012 after two major operations on his right shoulder. He never pitched above Class A Lake County for the Tribe.

When the Indians traded Cy Young winner Cliff Lee to the Phillies on July 29, 2009, Knapp was the key to the deal. Knapp, 18 at the time, was on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis, but the Indians wouldn’t make the deal without the 6-5, 242-pound Knapp being included.