Indians and Michaels finalize $4.25 million, 2-year deal
CLEVELAND -- Jason Michaels' first season in Cleveland's outfield didn't go the way he had hoped. He's getting two more to make up for it.
Michaels, who struggled as the Indians' regular in left last season, finalized a $4.25 million, two-year contract on Monday, a deal that includes a $100,000 signing bonus and $2.6 million club option for 2009.
Michaels had been eligible for salary arbitration, but agreed to terms last week pending a physical.
"I'm excited about it," Michaels ...
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