Found January 18, 2013 on
Waiting For Next Year:
‘Tis the season to avoid arbitration on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Kicking things off is recently acquired outfielder Drew Stubbs and catcher Lou Marson, both agreeing to a one-year deal with the Indians late Thursday evening.
Stubbs, one of the team’s seven eligible players, inked a one-year agreement said to be worth $2.825 million with as much as $50,000 also available through performance bonuses as reported by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Marson’s deal, per MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, is reportedly for $1 million.
Marson made $491,000 in 2012 while Stubbs reportedly made $527,500 1 .
Stubbs was acquired by the Indians on Dec. 11 in a three-team, nine-player deal which involved the Cincinnati Reds and Arizona D-backs, one which also netted the team starting pitcher Trevor Bauer. The 28-year-old Stubbs hit .213 with 14 home runs and 40 runs batted in in 136 games for the Reds. It is expected that he plays center field for the Tribe in 2013, hitting near the bottom of the order.
The Indians’ remaining crop of arbitration cases include closer Chris Perez, Justin Masterson, Mike Aviles, Joe Smith, Matt Albers. All players are expected to earn an increase over last season, with Perez potentially netting north of $7 million.
Any unsigned arbitration-eligible players are required to exchange proposed salary figures with their team by 1 p.m. ET on Friday. Arbitration hearings are scheduled to take place from Feb. 4-20, though the sides can reach a deal at any point leading up to that meeting. The Indians have avoided arbitration every year since 1991 with pitcher Greg Swindell and infielder Jerry Browne.
[Related: How Improved are the 2013 Indians?]
BEST OF MAXIM
Just as they had late Thursday evening with Drew Stubbs and Lou Marson, the Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with relief pitchers Chris Perez and Joe Smith. Both players have signed one-year deals that effectively avoid arbitration.
Perez, who made $4.5 million last season, agreed to a $7.3 million deal with the team. He is coming off of consecutive All-Star appearances, saved...
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed reliever Tyler Sturdevant. Last year Sturdevant was much higher in this listing, but an injury plagued 2012 campaign and some current health issues have really pushed him down the listing. Tony looks into his health and outlook for the 2013 season and also gives a detailed look at what makes him so...
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet. Guilmet had another outstanding year last season closing out games for an Indians affiliate, and for the third straight season ended up with an ERA in the low 2’s and averaged about a strikeout an inning. Tony breaks down his stuff and potential in great detail, and explains...
Today the Indians have avoided arbitration and agreed to one year contracts with Matt Albers, Lou Marson, Justin Masterson, Chris Perez, and Joe Smith, and on Thursday night they agreed to a one year contract with Drew Stubbs. Only infielder Mike Aviles remains unsigned, and since no deal was made before today's 1pm signing deadline, the process gets a little more complex.
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown has officially begun, and we kick things off with right-handed pitcher Mason Radeke. He put himself on the radar with a very good showing at Low-A Lake County last season, and Tony has all the details with regard to his stuff, what kind of pitcher he can be, what his flaws are, his outlook this coming season and beyond, and lots more.
The Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration Friday by signing closer Chris Perez, starting pitcher Justin Masterson, outfielder Drew Stubbs, catcher Lou Marson and relievers Joe Smith and Matt Albers to one-year contracts. Perez signed a $7.3 million contract after making $4.5 million in 2012. He logged 36 saves and an 3.59 ERA last season. Masterson's salary was not available...
Vinnie Pestano wanted to get to 70 appearances. A nice, round number that would eclipse his total from a season earlier and become his new career-best. Though his Cleveland Indians had hit a monumental skid in the middle of the summer Before anyone wants to chastise Pestano for mismanaging his finances, he cites a mishandled and disputed issue from when he was in Double-A wherein...
The Indians signed All-Star closer Chris Perez to a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration with the colorful right-hander and several others.
Perez, who had 39 saves last season when he also caused controversy with some pointed comments, will earn $7.3 million next season. Perez has 98 saves over the past three seasons.
The club also agreed to deals on Friday with starter...
The Cleveland Indians avoided aribtration with backup catcher Lou Marson, signing him to a one-year, $1 million deal. Marson, 27, was eligible for arbitration for the first time in his five-year career in the major leagues. He's expected to continue to back up starter Carlos Santana this year. Last season, Marson played in 70 games and hit .226 with no homers and 13 RBI....
The Cleveland Indians have expressed some interest in free
agent utility player Ryan Raburn, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
#Indians have some interest in Ryan Raburn, source says. If he signs, minimum of 3 HR vs Tigers this year. #Inge-esque
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 17, 2013
Raburn had spent his entire professional career with the
Since it's such a special event, Burning River Baseball will be covering the World Baseball Classic, especially following team USA as they look to win the tournament for the first time ever. We will also play particular interest in those players who are currently with (or have been with) the Cleveland Indians.
In the qualifying rounds, the Indians had a lot of players who...
I wish I could go back in time just to stop Ned Colletti from dealing Carlos Santana.7/26/2008. Never Forget. I'm working on a nice rainbow of Santana's 2008 Bowman Chrome RC. The above XFractor is #'d 208/250 and was had for $6.99 delivered.Above is a Refractor numbered 430/500.And last but not least is the simple base card.
Here's video of former Boston Red Sox skipper Terry Francona talking with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap about his upcoming book.
Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
How Mark Reynolds fooled us all.