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As mentioned to the right, the Indians and Travis Hafner have postponed contract negotiations until the end of the season:

Negotiations between the Indians and Travis Hafner have ceased and aren't expected to resume until the end of the season.

"Once the season starts you don't want to deal with any distractions," said Hafner on Saturday morning.

Unlike Sabathia, I think there's a good chance Hafner will remain with the team, and that view hasn't changed all that much even with this announcement. That being said, the Indians better not drag this out, for the closer free agency looms, the less likely a player will be to take security over salary.  

Also, Franklin Gutierrez has been reinstated off the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned to Buffalo.