Indians, Rafael Perez Avoid Arbitration

The Indians announced that they avoided arbitration with left-handed reliever Rafael Perez, agreeing to a one-year contract for 2012. Perez will earn $2.005MM plus incentives this year,'s Jordan Bastian tweets. Drew Seccafico represents the lefty.

As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, Perez filed for a $2.4MM salary and the Indians countered with an offer of $1.6MM. Asdrubal Cabrera is Cleveland's lone unsigned arbitration eligible player.

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