The Indians stunned the baseball world on Monday night, reeling in free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. Then again, Cleveland has been swinging surprising moves since this critical offseason for the club started.
If Indians general manager Chris Antonetti has anything else up his sleeve, it might not seem so shocking.
Following the hiring of high-profile manager Terry Francona, a complicated three-team trade and the blockbuster signing of free-agent Nick Swisher, Cleveland continued its aggressive offseason by reaching an agreement with Bourn. According to multiple sources, the sides agreed on a four-year contract worth $48 million, pending the completion of a physical.
The deal includes a vesting option worth $12 million for the 2017 season.
Bourn is scheduled to undergo a medical exam later this week at the club's Spring Training site, where position players are not required to report until Wednesday. Cleveland's Spring Training physicals for its position players are slated for Thursday, and the first full-squad workout is planned for Friday morning.
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