Indians agree to one-year deal with Leonys Martin

Francisco Lindor #12 and Leonys Martin #13 of the Cleveland Indians celebrate defeating the Minnesota Twins after the game on August 1, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 2-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Leonys Martin to avoid arbitration, the team announced on Wednesday.

The Tribe acquired the 30-year-old from the Tigers at the trade deadline in July as he was leading the American League in outfield assists and batting .251. In six games with Cleveland, he had two home runs and four RBIs.

He was hospitalized with a life-threatening bacteria infection in August. While his prognosis was good, Martin missed the last seven weeks of the season.

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