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The Cleveland Indians know who their shortstop will be for the next three seasons.
The team on Sunday reached agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera on a two-year, $16.5 million extension, according to major league sources.
Cabrera, 26, was under contract for $4.55 million this season. The new deal, which will cover one year of free agency, is pending a physical, sources said.
Cabrera enjoyed a breakout season in 2011, making the All-Star team and winning a Silver Slugger. The switch-hitter batted .273 with a .332 on-base percentage and .460 slugging average, with 25 homers, 92 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 22 attempts.
He will be a free agent at 29.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cleveland Indians have reached an agreement with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on a two-year contract extension that will pay him 16.5 million over the 2013 and 2014 seasons, MLB.com reported Sunday.
The Indians have not yet announced the signing.
The Indians tried to sign Cabrera to a multiyear contract during the offseason, but ended up signing him to a one-year, 4.55 million...
Jeanmar Gomez is in the rotation for the Cleveland Indians and veteran Kevin Slowey is on his way to the minor leagues.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Saturday that Gomez won the competition to be the fifth starter.
Gomez has a 1.97 ERA in six spring outings. The right-hander left a start Friday against Cincinnati after slightly straining his right hip on a fielding...
Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez doesn't think he should be suspended for hitting Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies in the left elbow with a pitch.
Jimenez said Monday that players are hit by pitches all the time and it is part of the game.
On Sunday, the right-hander drilled his former teammate in the first inning. Both benches emptied, but no punches were thrown...
Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez nailed former teammate Troy Tulowitzki in the elbow Sunday, carrying their feud onto the field and causing the Indians and Colorado Rockies to clear the benches.
Tulowitzki left the exhibition game after being hit in the left elbow by Jimenez's first pitch. The Rockies star was taken to a hospital for precautionary X-rays.
Jimenez sprang off...
NO LOVE LOST
After making some unflattering comments about his former teammate, Troy Tulowitzki found himself on the receiving end of Ubaldo Jimenez's first pitch, clearing both benches.
Ubaldo Jimenez wasted no time in showing what he thinks about the face of the Colorado Rockies. With his first pitch, he drilled Troy Tulowitzki in the back, dropped his glove and enticed Tulo to charge the mound.The benches cleared and Tulo left with an apparent elbow injury.Everyone knows the history. Jimenez, jealous of Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez's contract extensions...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball on Monday for intentionally throwing at Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki during a spring training game.
Jimenez will serve his suspension during the first five games of the season unless he asks the players' association to appeal the decision by MLB...
((HT: wiggzdotcom))Cleveland Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez says the pitch got away from him...Colorado Rockies stud Troy Tulowitzki says Jimenez needs to get over getting traded when he wasn't given a contract extension...So, when the two of them met in Spring Training...Here's what happened...Jimenez got a five game suspension for the act he said was an accident... even...
We only had pictures of the incident before now. This video is so new that it is still loading a bit slowly, but here it is!
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Benches cleared in a spring training "bout" (pun intended) between the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians when Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez drilled former teammate Troy Tulowitzki.