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GM agrees to multiyear extension with Indians

Updated: March 15, 2007, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- For Mark Shapiro, the lure of a bigger market, a fatter paycheck and a chance to work for a deep-pocketed owner wasn't appealing.

One of baseball's sharpest general managers, Shapiro decided to go where he felt safest -- home.

Shapiro, who despite a limited payroll has dismantled the mid-market Cleveland Indians and rebuilt them into a playoff contender, agreed Thursday to a five-year contract extension, a deal that keeps him with the club through ...

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