Versatile Blake avoids arbitration with new deal from Indians
CLEVELAND -- Third baseman Casey Blake avoided arbitration by agreeing Friday to a $6.1 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians.
Blake, who can become a free agent after this season, had been seeking $6.9 million. Cleveland offered $5.4 million to the versatile 34-year-old, who made $3.75 million last year.
Blake, who signed with the Indians as a free agent in 2002, hit
.270 with 18 homers last season. He began last season at first base
and as backup outfielder, ...
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