The big news from this piece is that Craig Stammen, like Tommy Hunter, won't be ready to pitch on Opening Day because he's still recovering from off-season surgery. That opens the door for other NRIs like Joba Chamberlain (gulp), the Gorzelanny/Thatcher/Detwiler trio, and the relievers already on the 40-man roster (Armstrong/Adams/Otero/Crockett)
I would say that they don't offer Santana an extension. The Indians do have a team option on Santana (though it is $12M) for next year, so there would still be an opportunity to extend him if he has a good season this year. Of course, if Santana does have a good season, he'd be unlikely to sign an extension with just a year to go until free agency.
Speaking of Santana, he'll likely see most of his plate appearances as a DH this year, and although he's willing to do whatever helps the team, would rather play in the field:
"I don't like to play DH too much, because I like staying in the game," Santana said. "And I think I'm too young for that. I like to play any position, but whatever decision he makes is fine. The manager is going to try to play the best lineup."
Perez is now in the Best Shape of His Life (tm)
Apparently the Indians haven't completely shut the door of Zach McAllister starting, I think it would take an extraordinary series of events for that to happen this year.
The deal is three year, $35M, with a team option for a fourth year. Even though his strikeout rate has declined in recent years, that's still a bargain for Baltimore. Although do consider that the Orioles by signing him give up their first-round (14th overall) pick in this June's draft.
LGFT Jeremy Guthrie will stay in the AL.
David Laurilia's always-excellent Sunday notes.