Indians Sign Rafael Betancourt - Avoid Arbitration
Cleveland, OH - The Indians today signed RHP Rafael Betancourtto a Major League contract for the 2007 Championship Season, avoiding arbitration.
Betancourt went 3-4 w/a 3.81 ERA in 50 appearances for the Indians in 2006 (3SV, 56.2IP, 52H, 24ER, 11BB, 48K). Raffy got better as the season went along, compiling an ERA of 1.10 (16.1IP, 11H, 2ER, 15K) over his final 13 appearances from August 23rd thru the end of the season.
OF Jason Michaels & RHP Jason Davis are the only two remaining members of the club's 40-man roster who are unsigned and eligible for arbitration.