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After beating Cleveland in arbitration for the second year in a row, pitcher Trevor Bauer said the Indians ended the hearing by using "character assassination" tactics against him.
Gerrit Cole (Astros), Trevor Bauer (Indians) and Alex Wood (Reds) all won their arbitration cases Wednesday, giving players a 6-3 lead in decisions this year.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
Melky Cabrera has agreed to a minor league deal with the Pirates.
The Cleveland Indians signed free agent outfielder Matt Joyce and reliever Alex Wilson to minor league contracts.
After winning his arbitration hearing last year, Trevor Bauer will again take on the Indians. The first-time All-Star has asked for $13 million, while the Indians argued for $11 million.
All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will likely miss the start of Cleveland's season with a strained right calf.
Infielder Ryan Flaherty has agreed to a minor league contract with the Indians and will report to big league spring training. Cleveland also agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Dioner Navarro.
The late Hall of Famer's talent and competitive fire drove him both as a player and as MLB's first African-American manager.
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who became MLB's first black manager and is the only player to win the MVP in both leagues, has died at age 83.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
Looking to reconstruct their bullpen, the Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins for right-hander Jordan Milbrath.
Spring training is almost here. Check out reporting dates for teams in Florida and Arizona, including the defending champion Red Sox.
From washed-up stars to guys who've never lived up to their paychecks and one slugger who is out of baseball, we examine MLB's biggest money mistakes.
From the superteams to the surprises that surged into October, history tells us somebody won't make it back. We examine who will be left out.
Reliever Oliver Perez had 15 holds in his first season with Cleveland.