Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:54:43 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera started each of the past three openers in the two-hole, but manager Terry Francona used Cabrera in the seventh spot of the order Monday, March 31, against the Oakland Athletics. "Mostly because of balance," Francona said. "I hit him first a lot this spring, just because I wanted him to get that extra at-bat. We couldn't hit him sixth. We could've hit him fifth. I love (OF Michael Brantley) hitting fifth and I like our balance."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:28:21 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley will receive a $3.5 million signing bonus as part of his four-year, $25 million extension. He'll earn $1.5 million this year, $5 million in 2015, $6.5 million in 2016 and $7.5 million in 2017.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:30:16 -0800
Cleveland Indians 1B Jesus Aguilar, OF Michael Brantley, OF Matt Carson, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, OF Jeff Francoeur, 2B Jason Kipnis, 1B Bryan LaHair, SS Francisco Lindor, P Carlos Moncrief and INF Jose X. Ramirez are among the early arrivals at the team's spring training facility.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 06:06:15 -0800
The Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with OF Michael Brantley by signing him to a four-year, $25 million deal with an $11 million club option for 2018.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:17:58 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley enters the regular season with a club-record outfield errorless streak of 245 games.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:18:56 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are close to signing a deal that could be for four years plus an option with OF Michael Brantley Monday, Feb. 10, to avoid arbitration.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:40:55 -0800
The Cleveland Indians will head to an arbitration hearing with RP Vinnie Pestano Friday, Feb. 7, to determine the relief pitcher's salary for the 2014 season. The team will also go to arbitration hearings this month with SP Justin Masterson (Feb. 20), OF Michael Brantley (Feb. 17) and SP Josh Tomlin (Feb. 14).
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:26:44 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley is asking for $3.8 million in arbitration, while the team is offering $2.7 million.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:33:24 -0800
The Cleveland Indians could talk with 2B Jason Kipnis and OF Michael Brantley about new multi-year contracts this offseason.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:25:32 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are expected to tender contracts to OFs Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs, SPs Justin Masterson and Josh Tomlin and RPs Vinnie Pestano and Marc Rzepczynski. RPs Frank Herrmann and Blake Wood, who are both recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery, are borderline cases.