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Cleveland Indians smart not to sign Jose Bautista

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

ALCS - Cleveland Indians v Toronto Blue Jays - Game Three Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

By this time next month, the Cleveland Indians will have had their pitchers and catchers report and will be just two days away from their first full squad workout of the 2017 spring training. As Jason Lukehart mentioned on the LGT podcast last night, baseball feels closer than it has in a while. Unfortunately, for today, there is hardly anything new to report on for the Cleveland Indians. There are pieces of news here and there regarding other players and teams, but it’s fairly quiet for Cleveland at the moment.

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Cleveland Indians: Indians Smart Not to Overpay for Jose Bautista | Wahoo’s on First

Ken Rosenthal reported yesterday that the Toronto Blue Jays are closing in on a deal with Jose Bautista worth between $35-$40 million dollars. While there were whispers of Cleveland speaking with Bautista about the 2017 season, not signing him is the smart move in terms of payroll.

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