With the MLB season officially ending following the Houston Astros World Series victory on Wednesday, the following Indians players officially have become Free Agents according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
- Craig Breslow
- Jay Bruce
- Austin Jackson
- Carlos Santana
- Bryan Shaw
- Joe Smith
By this Saturday the Indians have to decide on the following players’ options for the 2018 season:
- Michael Brantley
- Josh Tomlin
- Boone Logan
For the players that are now Free Agents, the organization can give Qualifying Offers on Monday.
*All stats are from the regular season and DO NOT include the 2017 postseason stats*
Craig Breslow went 1-1, had a 5.09 ERA, made 37 appearances, logged 35.1 innings pitched, and struck out 23 batters
Jay Bruce played in 146 games, had a .254 batting average, had 29 doubles, homered 36 times, and drove in 101 RBIs
Austin Jackson played in 85 games, batted .318, had 19 doubles, 7 homers, drove in 35 RBIs, Jackson only had 3 stolen bases
Carlos Santana played 154 games, had a batting average of .259, had 37 doubles, 23 home runs, and 79 RBIs
Bryan Shaw made 79 appearances, went 4-6, had a 3.52 ERA, pitched 76.2 innings, only gave up 5 homers, and struck out 73 batters
Joe Smith made 51 appearances, went 3-0, had a 3.33 ERA, pitched 54 innings, struck out 71 batters, and had 1 save
As for the players with team options, the following are their stats
Michael Brantley played in 90 games, had a .299 batting average, had 20 doubles, homered 9 times, drove in 52 RBIs, and was an All Star
Josh Tomlin started 26 games, had a 10-9 record, had an ERA of 4.98, pitched 141 innings, struck out 109 batters, and had 1 complete game
Boone Logan made 38 appearances, had a 1-0 record, had an ERA of 4.71, pitched 21 innings, struck out 28 batters
Michael Brantley’s option will be $12 million if the Indians choose to pick up the option.
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