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Jose Ramirez, Indians, agree to long-term extension

Morning news and notes for Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Things that are not today’s big news story:

  • Corey Kluber was named Opening Day starter.
  • Carlos Carrasco went three innings to come back from elbow issues.
  • Lonnie Chisenhall ran into a wall and is day-to-day with shoulder stiffness (uh-oh).

Today’s big news: Jose “Angry Hamster” Ramirez signed an extension with the team to buy out ALL of his arbitration years and his first free agent year with team options for his second and third free agency years, potentially locking Ramirez up through his age 31 season.

Indians news

Tribe, Ramirez agree to 5-year extension |

The $26 million contract extension includes team options for 2022 and '23, pending a physical, with a maximum value of $50 million.

Cleveland Indians sign Jose Ramirez to good deal for both parties -- Terry Pluto |

Terry Pluto approves.

Cleveland Indians make it official: Corey Kluber starts opening day -- Terry Pluto |

Confirmation of the inevitable is important, as if it were likely to be someone else.

That's more like it: Six things we learned Friday as Cleveland Indians beat Cubs, 4-2 |

Hoynsie recaps yesterday’s game.

Chisenhall runs into wall, hurts right shoulder |

Lonnie fought the wall and the wall won. More will be known today after further examination.

Back in Cactus action, Carrasco feels 'normal' |

Carlos Carrasco went three innings and felt good afterwards.

Tribe returns Rule 5 pick Milner to Phillies |

Wave goodbye to Hoby, everybody.

Why DFA is the WTF of baseball and how one player fought back |

Jeff Passan profiles Richie Shaffer and his offseason not playing for five different teams.

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