The Indians manager, Eric Wedge, signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, keeping him under contract with the Indians until 2007.
It also includes a 2 year club option through 2009.
Shapiro also made statements today that when he resigned his own extension through 2007 it was contingent that Wedgie would also be resigned through 2007.
``This contract is a reflection in our belief in consistency and stability,'' said general manager Mark Shapiro, who received a two-year extension through 2007 in December. ``Eric is a big part of what we're trying to build and sustain. His being here is the most important part of the on-field process.''
In addition to Wedge, the Indians also said that bench coach Buddy Bell, hitting coach Eddie Murray, pitching coach Carl Willis, third-base coach Joel Skinner, first-base coach Jeff Datz, bullpen coach Luis Isaac and bullpen assistant Dan Williams had their contracts extended through the 2006 season.
Well, there ya go. Let the good times roll!