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Indians' SS Asdrubal Cabrera
The lines in the sand got a little clearer this week in regard to the Indians’ arbitration-eligible players. Of the seven guys who were potentially going to arbitration with the club*, five avoided their hearings by agreeing to one-year deals: Jack Hannahan, Chris Perez, Justin Masterson, Joe Smith, and Shin-Soo Choo. All received some form of raise, and in total this group will make about $8 million more than they did last year—about a 100% raise. Good work if you can get it, this baseballing.
*Read much more than you ever wanted to know about the arbitration process and how it relates to the Indians here or here or here; let’s be honest: I write about this stuff way too much.
Maybe we’ll talk about those raises another day, or why they were completely expected, or why only a fool would think it possible that Indians’ payroll wasn’t going to increase in 2012—we’re already looking at almost $65 million for opening day, and that’s without signing a...
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Yesterday, Enrique Rojas broke the news that Fausto Carmona‘s real name is actually Roberto Heredia, and he’s three years older than his listed age of 28. Additionally, because he was using a false identity, Carmona’s Heredia’s chances of securing a work visa seem to be less than stellar. Previous players who have gotten caught using a false name and birthdate have ended...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- With the future of the starter they knew only as Fausto Carmona unclear, the Indians made a move to protect their rotation.
Cleveland traded for right-hander Kevin Slowey, acquiring the right-hander from Colorado on Friday for minor league reliever Zach Putnam and cash considerations.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti claimed the deal was not a direct reaction...
He is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. That is all. More »
Indians will rely on a nucleus of players under age 30, some proven at the big league level, and others having shown potential for success. Links to more Indians stories.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested Indians right-hander Fausto Carmona and accused him of using a false identity to try to obtain a U.S. visa, a police spokesman said.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in the Dominican Republic, where officials are contesting his real name and birthdate.A police spokesman said Carmona was arrested Thursday outside the U.S. consulate in Santo Domingo. Carmona had gone there to renew ...
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have acquired right-hander Kevin Slowey from Colorado, a move prompted by Fausto Carmona's arrest in the Dominican Republic.
The Indians sent reliever Zach Putnam and cash to the Rockies for Slowey, who pitched for Minnesota last season and was traded to Colorado on Dec. 6. Slowey split last season between the Twins...
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona issued a tearful apology Friday as he was released following his arrest for allegedly using a false identity to play baseball in the U.S.
The Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Kevin Slowey and cash considerations from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitcher Zach Putnam.
Kevin Slowey, after his second trade of the winter, could find himself in the Indians rotation if Fausto Carmona is stranded in the Dominican Republic because of his visa problems.