Indians Exercise Option On Carmona, Decline On Sizemore

The Indians announced today they've exercised their club option on Fausto Carmona and declined their option on Grady Sizemore.

Carmona would have earned more than the $7MM option price as an arbitration eligible player, and the Indians made the expected choice to retain him.

Sizemore spent his entire career with the Indians, peaking in 2008 with a tenth-place finish in the MVP voting.  Due to Sizemore's health concerns, the Indians chose a $500K buyout over a $9MM option for 2012.  Sizemore has had several surgeries in recent years but expects to be ready for Spring Training, so he'll be appealing on a one-year deal to many teams.


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