Indians Give Brantley New Contract – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Outfielder Michael Brantley has landed a new $25 million, four-year contract with the Cleveland Indians.
Brantley batted a team-leading .284 last season, when Cleveland ended a five-year playoff drought. He also went the entire season without an error.
In other baseball news;
— Seattle has signed right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney to a $14 million, two-year deal. The 36-year old was 5-4 with 37 saves and a 3.38 earned run average with Tampa Bay last season.
— Former Major League manager Jim Fregosi (freh-GOH’-see) is hospitalized in Miami after suffering an apparent stroke while on a cruise for baseball fans. Fregosi is currently an executive with the Atlanta Braves.