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Indians, Cody Allen avoid arbitration with $10.575M deal

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Morning News and Notes for Thursday, January 11, 2018

MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Closers are expensive. Experienced, effective closers even more so. Of course, not having an effective closer has its own cost (See Indians, Cleveland, 2008).

Indians News

Indians avoid arbitration with Cody Allen - On Wednesday night, the Indians agreed to terms with Allen on a one-year contract for the 2018 campaign, avoiding arbitration with the closer in his final year of eligibility. The pact is worth $10.575 million, according to the Associated Press.

Free agent OF Jay Bruce heading back to New York Mets on a 3-year deal | cleveland.com - Jay Bruce is heading back to the New York Mets as a free agent, six months after being traded to Cleveland.

Danny Salazar: Future Relief Ace? - Viva El Birdos - Cleveland is at least considering moving a very talented arm. Could he be the dominant relief force the Cardinals need?

Fifteen free agents who could help the Cleveland Indians in 2018 and not break the bank | cleveland.com - Hoynsie goes bargain shopping.

Indians have 13 national TV games this season - The national spotlight will be fixed on the Tribe 13 times during the regular season, starting with Opening Day.

Watch Trevor Bauer throw a ball 116.9 mph (!) during a high-intensity workout | MLB.com - Sure, it's during a high-intensity workout with a 3-ounce ball (a regulation ball is 5 ounces), but it's a record for this type of training routine.

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