Indians non-tender catcher Lou Marson

The Indians did not tender a contract to catcher Lou Marson, who

was slowed by injuries in 2013.

Marson was dropped from Cleveland’s roster on Monday, making the

27-year-old a free agent. Marson, who played in 253 games for the

Indians since 2009, became expendable with the emergence of catcher

Yan Gomes.

The club avoided salary arbitration with relievers Frank

Herrmann and Blake Wood by signing them to one-year contracts. Both

pitchers are coming off Tommy John surgery and will make $560,000

in 2014.

The Indians also did not tender contracts to outfielder Matt

Carson and right-hander Tyler Cloyd.

Marson joined the Indians in 2009, coming over in the trade that

sent Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee to Philadelphia. Marson was

primarily a backup catcher for Cleveland. He was injured in a

home-plate collision against Tampa Bay on April 6 and spent two

stints on the disabled list. He appeared in just three games for

the Indians last season.