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Foulke signs with Indians, getting chance to close

Updated: January 4, 2007, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Keith Foulke wants to be a closer again. The Cleveland Indians will give him the chance.

 Foulke

The free agent reliever finalized a $5 million, one-year contract with the club Thursday, a deal both sides hope turns into a longer partnership. Foulke's deal includes about $2 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2008.

Bothered by assorted injuries the past two seasons in Boston, Foulke lost his closer's job last year when the Red Sox decided ...

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