The Indians think Allen could handle the closing job but appear set on bringing in a veteran to handle those duties, MLB.com reports. "We just want as many good pitchers as we can in the bullpen," general manager Chris Antonetti said. "We feel that Cody and Bryan (Shaw) are both capable of pitching in that role, if that's the way our roster takes shape this winter. In an ideal world, we would prefer to bring in a guy, or multiple guys, that have late-inning experience."
McGuire (shoulder) should be able to play in the New Orleans Bowl against Tulane on Dec. 21, the Daily Advertiser reports. The freshman left the loss against South Alabama last Saturday after being driven to the turf.