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Three Indians File for Free Agency – Aviles, Webb and Floyd

Now that a new champion in baseball has been crowned and the World Series is complete, all eyes around baseball will turn to free agency.

Today 139 players filed for free agency around the Majors on what was the first day of eligibility, three of them players from the Indians.

The three – infielder Mike Aviles and two right-handed pitchers Ryan Webb and Gavin Floyd.

Right now the Indians can negotiate and try to work out deals with the three exclusively until Saturday. After that, they are free to ink with any team that offers them a deal.

The Tribe also has a decision to make on outfielder Ryan Raburn. The team has a $3 million club option on him, and has three days after the last game of the World Series to make a decision on the option, meaning they have till Wednesday to pick up the option or not.

The 34-year-old Raburn last season hit .301 with 8 homers and 29 RBI in 82 games, 201 at bats.

Aviles played five different positions last season for the Indians, and the 34-year-old hit .231 with 5 homers and 17 RBI.

Webb came to the Indians after he was released by the Dodgers in April, and went 1-0 with a 3.20 ERA in 40 games.

Floyd was on the disabled list for most of 2015 after fracturing a bone in his right elbow in spring training. He underwent surgery and joined the Indians in September, making seven relief appearances.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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