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Indians reunite with versatile vet Martinez
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For most Indians fans, Michael Martinez is known as the hitter who chopped a pitch for the final out of the 2016 World Series against the Cubs. The Indians view him as a great teammate, a good veteran voice for younger players and a versatile defender for the organizational depth chart. Those are the reasons […]

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Source: Twins out of running for Ohtani
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The Twins have been told they are not one of the finalists for Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand on Sunday.

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Morin avoids arbitration, signs one-year deal
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The Royals on Friday signed right-hander Mike Morin to a one-year deal, thus avoiding arbitration with him.

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Kluber receives Bob Feller Man of Year Award
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Corey Kluber has rewritten several sections of the Indians’ record book with his pitching prowess over the past few seasons. His latest campaign led to his second career American League Cy Young Award — something no player had achieved before in Cleveland’s long, storied history.

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Tigers opt not to offer Rondon a contract
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The Tigers non-tendered the contract of right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon, thus avoiding arbitration with him ahead of the 8 p.m. CT deadline on Friday.

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White Sox sign catcher Castillo to 2-year deal
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Free-agent catcher Welington Castillo is headed to the White Sox on a two-year, $15 million deal, the club announced on Friday.

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White Sox, Farquhar avoid arb with 1-year deal
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The White Sox tendered a contract to the first of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday, agreeing on a one-year, $1.05 million contract with right-hander Danny Farquhar, thus avoiding arbitration.

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Holland, Moose honored as Comeback Players
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Rockies closer Greg Holland and Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas are MLB’s Comeback Players of the Year for 2017.

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KC, Morin avoid arb; Gore now free agent
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The Royals on Friday non-tendered speedy outfielder Terrance Gore, and also signed right-hander Mike Morin to a one-year deal, thus avoiding arbitration with him.

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Indians promote Grant, Barnsby in front office
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Brad Grant has spent the past decade overseeing all elements of the MLB Draft for the Indians, helping the club strengthen its farm system and making several selections that have played a role in Cleveland’s recent success at the big league level. Now, Grant is moving up in the team’s front office.

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Inbox: Is Tribe in on Ohtani sweepstakes?
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Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers fan’s questions in a new edition of the Indians Inbox.

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Tribe inks Otero, Almonte; tenders 5 arb-eligibles
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The Indians began chipping away at their arbitration cases on Friday night, signing veteran reliever Dan Otero and outfielder Abraham Almonte to one-year contracts.

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