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The Cleveland Indians officially avoided arbitration once again by agreeing to a two-year contract with infielder Mike Aviles. The contract is worth $6 million with an option for 2015.
Aviles, who earned $1.2 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility last season, had requested a salary of $3.4 million, Cleveland countered with an offer of $2.4 million for the coming campaign.
In 2012, Aviles hit .250 with 13 home runs, 14 stolen bases, 28 doubles, 57 runs scored and 60 runs batted in through 136 games with the Boston Red Sox. Spending the majority of five seasons with the Kansas City Royals, Aviles provided a slash line of .277 /.308/.408 slugging percentage though 475 career games.
The versatile 31-year old was acquired via trade this past offseason and will likely spell the Indians throughout the diamond. Having Aviles under contract through 2015 will allow the Indians to have depth behind All-Star Asdrubal Cabrera who becomes a free agent after 2014.
The Indians have not gone to an arbitration hearing with a player since 1991.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed infielder Mike Aviles to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2015 season.
Financial terms were not immediately available.
Aviles, who was acquired in a trade from Toronto in November, gives the Indians depth at second base and shortstop. He spent last season as Boston's primary shortstop, batting .250 with 13 homers and 60...
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The Cleveland Indians will trade shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera
by next winter, sources told Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Spoke with a few sources from other teams who think Asdrubal will be traded by next winter. Aviles' 2+ deal w/ option increases that sense.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 7, 2013
Cabrera has been on the trade block throughout the offseason...
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