Arbitration season ended Friday like each of the past 21, without the participation of the Indians, who signed Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year contract worth $4.55 million, erasing the last Tribe player from the list of the seven who were arbitration eligible.

Cabrera was scheduled to have his salary determined in an arbitration hearing late next week, after submitting a figure of $5.2 million. The Indians countered with an offer of $3.75 million. Last year, the Tribe's everyday shortstop made $2.025 million and went on to have a breakout season at the plate, batting .273 with 25 home runs with 92 RBI.

In addition to being selected to play in the All-Star Game for the first time, Cabrera, 26, led the team in runs (87), hits (165), steals (17) and RBI. He received the American League's Silver Slugger Award for shortstops.

"Obviously, we're pleased to get a negotiated settlement done and avoid the arbitration process," General Manager Chris Antonetti said. No Indians player has gone all the way to a hearing since Greg Swindell in 1991.

It is believed that Antonetti was trying to persuade Cabrera to agree to a longer-term deal, but that did not pan out. Antonetti stuck with his usual policy of refusing to discuss individual negotiations, but said in general, he is open to multiyear agreements.