BREAKING NEWS: Michael Bourn signs with Indians

 Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com has reported that the unlikely Cleveland Indians have come to an agreement with All-Star outfielder Michael Bourn on a 4-year, 48-million dollar contract.

Bourn must still pass a physical later this week for the contract to go into effect.  Incentives could add a fifth year and an additional $12 million dollars to the deal.


Bourn had been pursued by the Mets, and was rumored to be favoring signing with New York.  The Wilpon owned cellar-dwellers, however, balked at giving up the number 11 draft pick, as signing Bourn would have dictated.

Cleveland has had a winter overhaul, bringing in free agents Bourn, Steve Swisher, Mark Reynolds , Jason Giambi, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Brett Myers while trading for outfielder Drew Stubbs and hurler Trevor Bauer.  Giambi and Dice-K were signed to minor league deals.



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