Posted January 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
Right-hander Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with a one-year contract agreement. Masterson, the Indians' most consistent starter last year, will make $3.85 million in 2012. He made $468,400 last season. Masterson had a breakout season in 2011, going 12-10 with a 3.21 ERA. He also led the Indians with 158 strikeouts and 33 starts. The hard-throwing 26-year-old, who was acquired in 2009 from Boston, was just 6-13 in 2010. However, he opened 5-0 last season and developed into their ace before the club traded for Ubaldo Jimenez. The Indians once considered moving Masterson into the bullpen, but that no longer seems likely.

Indians Agree to One-Year Deals with Masterson, Chris Perez

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...

Indians sign 5 players, avoid arbitration

(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 JUSTIN MASTERSON Right-hander Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with a one-year contract agreement. Masterson, the Indians' most consistent...

Indians Agree to One-Year Deal with RP Joe Smith

Chris Antonetti and Company are hard at work this Tuesday afternoon, reportedly agreeing to terms with side-armed relief pitcher Joe Smith, per’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 ...

Around the Farm: January 18

Jose LopezAround 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.Venezuela...

Offseason Spotlight: Thomas Neal

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...

Indians, Choo agree to 1-year deal

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. ...

1/17/11 Signings

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...

Indians Agree to One-Year Deal with OF Shin-Soo Choo

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...

Indians Agree to One-Year Deal with 3B Jack Hannahan

While the financial terms have not been released, the Indians have reportedly avoided arbitration with third baseman Jack Hannahan. Per’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...

All-Time Indians: Hal Trosky

Name: Harold Arthur Trosky Sr. Position: First Base Tribe Time: 1933-1941 Number: 7 Accolades: Top 10 MVP (1934, 1936) DOB: 11/11/1912 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP Best Season (1936) 151 629 124 216 45 9 42 162 405 57 58 6 5 55% .382 ...

Victor Martinez out for 2012

Forum: (MLB) Cleveland Indians Posted By: bushwick_bill Post Time: 01-17-2012 at 05:21 PM
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