It looks like there’s some interest in Josh Phelps after all. Today’s Tampa Tribune says that the Indians asked the Devil Rays for prospect Wes Bankston. Bankston’s a good prospect, and that leads me to believe that the Indians might have some leverage if thy’re asking for players of this caliber. If they can turn Eric Crozier into Bankston, that would be a nifty move.
Also in the same article it mentions that Tim Laker has signed a minor-league deal with the D-Rays.