Indians nontender Marson, make other roster moves
The Indians today announced that they tendered contracts to outfielderMichael Brantley, right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson, right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano, left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski, outfielder Drew Stubbs and right-handed starting pitcher Josh Tomlin.
They did not tender a contract to catcher Lou Marson and he is now a free agent, though there is a possibility he is brought back on a minor league deal with the club with an invite to major league spring training.
The Indians also announced that they have agreed to 2014 contracts with right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmannand right-handed pitcher Blake Wood, thus avoiding arbitration with both. Some will recall the Indians did this withJensen Lewis in December 2010 - though it should be noted that Lewis was designated for assignment that spring.
They also did not tender contracts to outfielder Matt Carson and right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd, though neither were eligible for free agency. I am unsure yet of this rule, but the club says they are now free agents. The roster is now at 38 players.
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