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4.10.2008

Carmona Cashes In

In another attempt to compete in the AL Central, the Cleveland Indians have finally invested in a youngster they've kept around since the age of 17.

Fausto Carmona and his insane sinker received a $15 million, four-year contract extension Thursday, which could potentially be worth $48 million counting performance bonuses and club options.

The 24-year-old righty went 19-8 with a 3.06 ERA over 32 starts last season, surprising all of baseball as he became one of the AL's top young hurlers. This shocker came just one season after going 1-10 during what turned out to be a debacle of a tryout as the Indians' closer.

Carmona, who wasn't bugged in the least by the swarming midges during his first postseason start last October at Jacobs Field, will now serve as insurance if the Tribe can't hang onto Cy Young winner C.C. Sabathia, who will be eligible for free agency after this season. Smart move, Cleveland.

[Associated Press] | [Tribe Report] | [Cleveland Plain Dealer]


1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn smart move by Cleveland.