Indians re-sign Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps to minor league deals
The Cleveland Indians have just announced that Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps have both re-signed with the Cleveland Indians. Both players will remain with the Indians in the major league camp until Saturday.
The moves were expected, with the Indians releasing the two players to avoid paying them both a $100,000 retention bonus. I'm not quite sure why the two wouldn't want the extra $100,000, but I'm sure the Indians gave them incentives to get back to the big leagues that would far excede the $100,000 payout.
Both players will report to Columbus when the teams break camp to come north.
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Did they actually get a better deal? I am just saying I think having these two guys as backups is worth the extra 100,000 and releasing them just to save the money seems cheap. I think its ok to question your team sometimes. Its not a big deal at all but if it wasn't to save the money I guess I don't understand why it needed to be done.
Doesn't anyone else think so? .