Cleveland Indians News: Indians avoid arbitration with Brandon Moss, Josh Tomlin, Bryan Shaw

The Cleveland Indians won't have to attend any arbitration hearing this offseason, after reaching deals with the newly-acquired Brandon Moss amongst several others.


Here's's Zack Meisel with the report:




The club agreed to terms on 2015 contracts with its three remaining arbitration-eligible players on Friday. Brandon Moss will earn $6.5 million, Bryan Shaw will earn $1.55 million and Josh Tomlin will earn $1.5 million, according to reports.



On Thursday evening, the Indians avoided arbitration with pitchers Carlos Carrasco ($2.34 million) and Marc Rzepczynski ($2.4 million) and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall ($2.25 million).





The Cleveland Indians had gone two decades without a single arbitration hearing before failing to reach pre-arbitration deals with Vinnie Pestano and Josh Tomlin last season. The Indians won both of those hearings.



The biggest name on this list is Brandon Moss, who played a pivotal role for the Oakland A's last season on their way to another postseason appearance. He posted a .234/.334/.438 slash line with 25 home runs and 81 RBIs while playing through a hip injury that eventually forced him into having surgery.



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