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Multiple teams are interested in free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore.
Sizemore has not played at the big league level since 2011 but the 31-year-old is recovered from microfracture surgery on his right knee and is expected to be ready for spring training.
Despite what has even considered a high level of interest it’s hard to imagine anyone giving Sizemore more than an inventive laden minor league deal.
Even though the 31-year-old is drawing a lot of interest, it would be surprising if he was able to land a guaranteed major league contract.
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The Cleveland Indians have reached an agreement with free-agent outfielder David Murphy on a two-year deal worth $12 million. According to John Heyman the deal includes an option for third-year. The deal is contingent on Murphy passing a physical.
Murphy, 32, had a somewhat disappointing 2013 season for the Texas Rangers hitting just .220/.282/.374 with 13 home runs in 142 games...
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As per Buster Olney of ESPN.com, Cleveland Indians outfielder Drew Stubbs is commanding interest from several teams interested in his services for 2014.
“Remember, the salary goalposts have shifted, even in recent days. Marlon Byrd got a two-year, $16 million deal from the Phillies. Stubbs is a good defender and can play all three outfield spots, and has power and speed, and...
CLEVELAND--The hot stove season has officially begun for the Tribe.
Late Tuesday night, sources confirmed the Indians and free agent outfielder David Murphy are finalizing a two year deal worth roughly $10 million. Murphy, 32, played in 142 games this past season with the Texas Rangers, hitting .220 with 13 homers and 45 RBI.
A career .275 hitter, the left-handed hitting Murphy...
The Cleaveland Indians have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with free agent outfielder David Murphy.
The deal is expected to be worth more than $10 million, although no exact amount has been released.
Murphy posted a career-worst .656 OPS in 2013, but the left-handed hitter had a .304/.380/.479 slash line in 2012 and fits nicely into an outfield unit with the right...
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Here are the stories from Tuesday, November 19th.
Rumors of the first real move of the offseason were wafting through the air here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario on Tuesday night when the Indians reportedly came to an agreement with former Texas and Boston outfielder David Murphy.
The rumors proved to be fact as the hours passed by into Wednesday, as Jordan Bastian broke the official word on Twitter that the Indians had...
Free-agent outfielder David Murphy is close to signing with the Cleveland Indians. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports the deal will be for $10 million over two years. Murphy, soon to be formally of the Texas Rangers, will be looking to solidify the Indians’ outfield in 2014.
The left-handed hitter struggled with the Rangers last season, as he hit 13 home runs with...
According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Cleveland Indians have signed free agent outfielder, David Murphy, to a two year, $10M+ deal. This is the first addition for the Indians this off-season and it will give the Tribe a much stronger offensive outlook in right field, where Murphy is most likely to play. As a left handed hitter, he should complement Drew Stubbs well...