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Jon Paul Morosi discusses the impact of Grady Sizemore's injury on the Cleveland Indians.
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We. This is John Palmer OC with this week's behind the scenes on foxsports.com. Rock -- -- as your no it's not delivery it's to your know. Well the Cleveland Indians began this week in a first place tie in the American League central. They have banned by any measure one of the best stories in baseball this year. And now it's time for their ownership and front office to give their fans the chance to see post season baseball. In Cleveland for the first time since 2007. The Indians weren't positioned to be buyers. Even before Monday's news that star center fielder Grady Sizemore. -- need to be put back on the disabled list because of a right knee injury. Sizemore injury is very ominous. In an interview with mlb.com. You describe the pain in his right knee as being very similar to the pain in his left knee last year. Which is what prompted micro fracture surgery. And a ten month rehab. The news is very unsettling for a team that's already without right fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Right now the out. Outfield is going to be very young with the Michael Bradley in left field. Rookie Ezequiel Carrera and senator and perhaps a combination. Of Travis Buck and Austin Kearns in right. Needless to say they need offense. One name is going to be out there probably Melky Cabrera of the division rival Royals he's a switch hitter and can play center or right. -- Sizemore or injury ends up being short term. Another name to keep in mind former Indians center fielder Coco Crisp now what the Oakland Athletics he's definitely going to be available. One last name I'll mention Michael Bourn of Houston Astros now have the Indians acquire born it could be a sign of a long term decision because. -- is under contract for next season Sizemore of course as they contractual option at a little more than eight million dollars for next year. If the Indians acquire -- it could be a signal of their plans for Sizemore after this year have changed. Now Satterfield isn't the only conserve for the Indians they may need some were patient help as well. David Huff came up in the minor leagues and had a good outing for them on Monday. But it won't surprise me if they look for a left handed veteran like Jeff Francis or Wanda Rodriguez going forward. This Indians team has done a lot they've had a lot of enthusiasm going -- that town so far this season but to me if they want to sustain this run. And challenge the Tigers and White Sox they need them upgrades in the second half. Reported to foxsports.com. This is John Palmer --