Seven Indians approached Tuesday's deadline to exchange salary figures and take another step on the arbitration trail. Five agreed to one-year deals worth over $16 million, but two remain unsigned. All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and left-hander Rafael Perez did not sign contracts, but they are still a long way from sitting at a table to argue over what they should get paid for 2012. Cabrera is seeking $5.2 million and the Indians have offered $3.75 million. The midpoint between the offers is $4.75 million. Cabrera made $2.025 million last year. Perez is seeking $2.4 million and the Indians have offered $1.6. The midpoint is $2 million. Perez made $1.33 million last year.
Cleveland Indians sign 5 of 7 players eligible for arbitration: Asdrubal Cabrera and Rafael Perez still unsigned
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jan 18