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Signings, signings, everywhere signings

Morning news and notes for Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021

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There were international signings, signings that avoided arbitration, and free agent signings. Step up, everybody, and read the signs

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Cleveland signs 2 top int'l prospects - The club announced on Friday afternoon that it inked shortstops Angel Genao, No. 23 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 International Prospects List, and Fran Alduey, No. 25, along with 13 other international amateur free agents. According to industry sources, Genao signed for $1.175 million, and Alduey signed for a bonus worth $1.2 million.

Again with the shortstops: Cleveland Indians sign 15 international players on Friday - - Eight of the 15 players Cleveland signed on Friday, including their two headliners, play shortstop.

Hear from top prospects at Rookie Program -Two hundred of baseball's top prospects, representing all 30 teams, participated in the 30th edition of the Rookie Program this week. The joint venture between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association was held virtually after taking place in Miami each of the past two years.

Corey Kluber joins Yankees on a 1-year deal; Francisco Lindor avoids arbitration for $22.3M with the Mets - - Both mainstays on Cleveland teams that won three straight division titles beginning in 2016, Kluber and Lindor will both play 2021 in New York.

Arbitration Settlement Could Be First Step To Long-Term Deal Between Mets And Francisco Lindor - The New York Mets and newly acquired Francisco Lindor agreed to a one-year, $22.3-million contract to avoid a salary arbitration hearing. That could be a good sign the team might sign the star shortstop to a long-term deal before he becomes eligible for free agency at the end of the 2021 season.

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