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MLB: Indians, OF Michael Brantley Agree on 4-Year, $25 M Deal
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MLB: Indians, OF Michael Brantley Agree on 4-Year, $25 M Deal

Feb 11 2014, 3:34am CST | by

The Cleveland Indians agreed to extend outfielder Michael Brantley's contract for four years and $25 million with an $11 million option for a fifth year, per multiple reports.

The Cleveland Indians and outfielder Michael Brantley have agreed on a four-year contract extension.  According to Jordan Bastian of the Indians' official website, the deal is worth $25 million with...

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MLB: Indians, OF Michael Brantley Agree on 4-Year, $25 M Deal

Feb 11 2014, 3:34am CST | by

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The Cleveland Indians agreed to extend outfielder Michael Brantley's contract for four years and $25 million with an $11 million option for a fifth year, per multiple reports.

The Cleveland Indians and outfielder Michael Brantley have agreed on a four-year contract extension. 

According to Jordan Bastian of the Indians' official website, the deal is worth $25 million with an $11 million option for 2018:

"The Indians are hoping to turn last season's run to the postseason into multiple years of contention. Cleveland made it clear on Monday night it believes outfielder Michael Brantley is a key to making that happen. 

"MLB.com has confirmed that the Indians have reached an agreement with Brantley on a four-year contract worth $25 million in guaranteed salary. The deal, which was first reported by the Northeast Ohio Media Group, also includes a club option valued at $11 million for 2008. 

"The agreement covers all three years of Brantley's arbitration eligibility and one year of free agency. If exercised, the option for 2018 will keep the left fielder off the open market two years beyond his original eligibility. 

"Brantley was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason, but his Feb. 17 hearing will no longer be needed.

"All that awaits Brantley now is a news conference to officially announce the signing."

Brantley's extension was also confirmed by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, citing an MLB source. 

On the other hand, Zack Meisel of The Northeast Ohio Media Group notes Cleveland had been trying to work out extensions with Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis

"The Indians had conversations about extensions with both Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis last year. Kipnis said he hoped the two sides could work something about before the start of the season and that he would end talks once the season commenced.

"Brantley could not become a free agent until after the 2016 campaign. The Indians would be essentially buying out his three arbitration years and one -- or two -- free agent years. The Bellevue, Wa. native earned $526,900 least season."

Bastian also stresses Brantley's deal includes a $3.5 million signing bonus that will be disbursed during the years stipulated in the contract, citing CBSSports.com. His salary from 2014-17 are as follows: $1.5 million, $5 million, $6.5 million and $7.5 million. 

The club option for the fifth year has a $1 million buyout. 

The 26-year-old Brantley posted a .284 batting average and hit 10 home runs and recorded 73 RBIs in 2013, a season which saw the Indians win 24 more games from the previous year (68 to 92). 

The Indians outfielder was insturmental during that surge, posting career highs in games played (151), at-bats (556), home runs, RBIs and stolen bases (17). 

 
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Carrasco allows three hits, Indians blank Orioles

Aug 16 2014 8:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco shut out AL East-leading Baltimore on three hits over seven innings, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer in the first off Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9) and Michael Brantley added a two-run shot in the fifth as the hot-and-cold Indians won for the fifth time in six games. Jimenez, who pitched the Indians to the post-season in 2013, lost to his former teammate ...
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Carrasco allows three hits, Indians blank Orioles

Aug 16 2014 8:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco shut out AL East-leading Baltimore on three hits over seven innings, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer in the first off Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9) and Michael Brantley added a two-run shot in the fifth as the hot-and-cold Indians won for the fifth time in six games. Jimenez, who pitched the Indians to the post-season in 2013, lost to his former teammates for the second time t ...
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1 week ago

Carrasco allows three hits, Indians blank Orioles

Aug 16 2014 8:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco shut out AL East-leading Baltimore on three hits over seven innings, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer in the first off Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9) and Michael Brantley added a two-run shot in the fifth as the hot-and-cold Indians won for the fifth time in six games. Jimenez, who pitched the Indians to the post-season in 2013, lo ...
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1 week ago

Carrasco allows three hits, Indians blank Orioles

Aug 16 2014 8:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco shut out AL East-leading Baltimore on three hits over seven innings, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer in the first off Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9) and Michael Brantley added a two-run shot in the fifth as the hot-and-cold Indians won for the fifth time in six games. Jimenez, who pitched the Indians to the post-season in 2013, lost to his former teammates for t ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

Carrasco allows three hits, Indians blank Orioles

Aug 16 2014 8:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco shut out AL East-leading Baltimore on three hits over seven innings, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer in the first off Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9) and Michael Brantley added a two-run shot in the fifth as the hot-and-cold Indians won for the fifth time in six games. Jimenez, who pitched the Indi ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

Carrasco allows three hits, Indians blank Orioles

Aug 16 2014 8:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco shut out AL East-leading Baltimore on three hits over seven innings, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer in the first off Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9) and Michael Brantley added a two-run shot in the fifth as the hot-and-cold Indians won for the fifth time in six games. Jimenez, who pitched the Indians to the post-season in 2013, lost to his for ...
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Aviles’ walk-off HR helps Indians over Orioles

Aug 15 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland’s second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday night. As he neared home plate, Aviles slowed d ...
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Aviles’ walk-off HR helps Indians over Orioles

Aug 15 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland’s second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday night. As he neared home plate, Aviles slowed down and was splashed in the face with water by his jubi ...
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2 weeks ago

Aviles’ walk-off HR helps Indians over Orioles

Aug 15 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland’s second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday night. As he neared home plate, Aviles slowed down and was splashed in the ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Aviles’ walk-off HR helps Indians over Orioles

Aug 15 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland’s second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday night. As he neared home plate, Aviles slowed down and was splashed in the face with w ...
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