Indians Sign Perez, Kotchman

Cleveland (WOIO) - The Indians avoided arbitration with LHP Rafael Perez on Thursday, signing the reliever to a one-year deal, and also landed a first baseman, Casey Kotchman.

Kotchman, the former Tampa Bay Ray, hit .306 last season, with 10 home runs and 48 driven in.

The Indians are still headed to arbitration with SS Asdrubal Cabrera unless they can reach a deal.