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Free-agent first baseman Casey Kotchman(notes) spent last season with the Seattle Mariners, batting .217 and hitting nine homers in 125 games.

The word from FOX Sports is that the Cleveland Indians have interest in offering the 27-year-old Kotchman a minor league deal and that Kotchman's left-handed bat could compete against 26-year-old righty Matt LaPorta(notes), who hit .221 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs in 110 games for Cleveland last year.

After seven seasons, Kotchman's career batting average is .259 and he's hit 49 homers.

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