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While the financial terms have not been released, the Indians have reportedly avoided arbitration with third baseman Jack Hannahan.
Per MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, the deal is said to have been for one season. Per released arbitration estimates, Hannahan was set to receive approximately $1.3 million for 2012.
In 110 games in 2011, Hannahan hit .250 with a .331 on-base percentage, but hit .296 with an OPS of .811 against left-handed pitching. Of all players in MLB with at least 800 innings of play, Hannahan was sixth in terms of UZR (8.7) and did not have an error throughout the entire second half of last season. He is expected to share time with Lonnie Chisenhall at third base in 2012.
Six Cleveland Indians’ players still remain eligible for arbitration.
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The Cleveland Indians are most certainly taking these arbitration cases seriously, adding starting pitcher Justin Masterson and All-Star closer Chris Perez to the list of contract-related transations.
Masterson, the emergent team ace in 2011 is set to receive $3.825 million while Perez was granted $4.5 million, providing each player with substantial raises over their 2011 salaries...
Chris Antonetti and Company are hard at work this Tuesday afternoon, reportedly agreeing to terms with side-armed relief pitcher Joe Smith, per MLB.com’s Jordan Basitan.
On the heels of their agreement with third baseman Jack Hannahan, this deal – reportedly for $1.75 million – allows the Indians to avoid arbitration with the veteran bullpen arm.
In 67 innings pitched ...
(AP) CLEVELAND, OHIO -- The Cleveland Indians have signed five players to one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration. RHP Chris Perez, RHP Joe Smith, RHP Justin Masterson, OF Shin-Soo Choo, and 3B Jack Hannahan
Right-hander Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with a one-year contract agreement.
Masterson, the Indians' most consistent...
Robinson TejedaAround the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday...
Thomas Neal (Photo: IPI)The offseason continues to roll along. By now most of the players in the Cleveland Indians’ system from the minors to the majors are well into their preseason workouts in preparation for the new season.Some of those preseason workouts have been interrupted this week as the Indians invited a select few players to come to Cleveland for their annual Winter...
Outfielder Shin Soo-Choo's troubled 2011 season with the Cleveland Indians still earned him a raise.
Choo and the club agreed to a 1-year, $4.9 million contract Tuesday to avoid salary arbitration. The 29-year-old South Korean made $3.975 million last season, when he batted .259 with eight homers and 36 RBIs in 85 games. He also had two lengthy stints on the disabled list.
There’s been plenty of talk this offseason about moves the San Diego Padres have made. Like them or not, Josh Byrnes has not hesitated to pull the trigger on deals that he thinks are best for the team.
What has also been discussed around the virtual watercooler are the moves Byrnes hasn’t made. The one I’m interested in the most for this piece is the acquisition (or lack thereof...
Contracts for everyone!
Chris Antonetti and the Indians front office have reportedly agreed to terms with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo which are said to be for approximately $4.9 million, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors.
In an injury-plagued campagin that limited him to 85 games played, Choo provided a sub-standard batting average of .259 with eight home runs and 36 runs...
The Indians came to terms with five players today to avoid salary arbitration as they are wont to do. They are as follows:
Shin Soo-Choo - $4.9 million
This is the most important signing as Choo is guaranteed to be the starting right fielder next season. While the rest of the outfield is in flux, Choo remains the cornerstone that the rest will be built around. The Indians may have...
(Chris is a long suffering Tribe fan, guest writing here for CST. He can be seen on Twitter at @Cheech99.)
As the winter starts to press through to the back half of January, and that small speck of light on the horizon may well just be Tribe pitchers and catchers in Goodyear, AZ, the Cleveland Indians continue to sort through roster management to put their best foot forward in 2012...
The Indians have seven players eligible for arbitration. They are scheduled to exchange salary figures for 2012 with the team at noon Tuesday. If a deal cannot be reached, they will go to an arbitration hearing starting Feb. 1.
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Post Time: 01-17-2012 at 05:21 PM