Look out Cleveland. The storm is coming through. And it’s running right up on you.
Turns out, The Band had it right all along.
Shelley Duncan has signed with the Cleveland Indians. Their depth chart lists two young players — Trevor Crowe and Michael Brantley — as the top left fielders, and those two have combined for 35 home runs in their careers.
Duncan hit 30 last year alone.
At the very least, he brings a different look into the Indians outfield mix. It seems like a good spot for him. Best of luck, Shelley.
• Adrian Beltre has signed with the Red Sox. It’s a one-year deal worth $9 million, plus an option for a second year. With Beltre in the mix, the Red Sox might not have given up on trading Mike Lowell. Jerry Crasnick says they’ve talked to the Mets about a Lowell-for-Castillo swap.
• Matt Holliday seems to be moving closer and closer to a deal with St. Louis.
• Ken Rosenthal reports that Chien-Ming Wang’s latest check up was positive. He could throw off a mound in six to eight weeks.
• Here’s an Atlanta report wondering if Johnny Damon might end up with the Braves. David O’Brien writes that Damon is asking for a two-year deal and was never looking for a four-year contract.