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
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
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.