Indians Avoid Arbitration With Three Eligible Players


052614-FSO-MLB-Cleveland Indians-Lonnie Chisenhall reported Thursday, that the Indians have avoided arbitration with three of their six eligible players. Among the three are Marc Rzepczynski, Carlos Carrasco, and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports estimates that Chisenhall’s contract is worth $2.25 million, Carrasco’s is worth around $2.3, and Rzepczynski at around $2.4 million.

Carrasco is projected to be the Indian’s second starter behind Cy Young winner Corey Kluber in 2015.

Rzepczynski has an ERA of 2.17 over 100 appearances as an Indian.

Lonnie Chisenhall boasted the Indian’s second best batting average in 2014 at .280.

Bryan Shaw, Brandon Moss, and Josh Tomlin are all still seeking arbitration. If no agreement is reached arbitration hearings will be scheduled for between Feb. 1-20.


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