Indians Sign Matt Miller; Avoid Arbitration


CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians signed reliever Matt Miller to a one-year, $560,000 contract on Monday, avoiding arbitration.

Right-handers Jason Davis and Rafael Betancourt and outfielder Jason Michaels are the only other members of the team's 40-man roster eligible for arbitration.

Miller had elbow problems that limited him last year. He went 1-0 with 3.45 ERA in 14 games.

The right-hander had surgery on his elbow in April and didn't pitch again in the majors until Sept. 5. He posted a 1.17 ERA in eight appearances in September.

The Indians on Monday also sent right-hander Brian Sikorski to Triple-A Buffalo. Sikorski, who will be invited to spring training, had been designated for assignment Jan. 4 when the Indians signed closer Keith Foulke.