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Happy arbitration figure exchange deadline day!

Morning news and notes for Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates v Cleveland Indians Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Listen, we gotta celebrate what we can nowadays. As of this writing, Cleveland needs to submit salary arbitration estimates to Amed Rosario, Austin Hedges, and Phil Maton prior to the 1 p.m. ET deadline. Even after that they can still settle on a deal and avoid the messy arbitration court process, but it doesn’t happen often after exchanging figures.

Cleveland baseball news

New position no problem for prospect Jones | MLB
Jones did not hesitate when asked if he would switch off of third base in order to make it to the majors faster. Kid seems like he has a good head on this shoulders, and this piece includes a write-up from Mandy Bell as well as a recent video interview he did with Jim Callis.

Three Cleveland Indians still eligible for arbitration; deadline is Friday at 1 p.m. | Cleveland
More details about Cleveland’s arb-eligible players and their projected salaries from Hoynes, plus some notes on international signings.

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