Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/17/14
‘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?] ___________________________________ America!
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