On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN tweeted the Cleveland Indians have avoided arbitration with outfielder Drew Stubbs. Stubbs and the Indians agreed to a one-year, $2.825 million contract, with a reported $50,000 in performance bonuses.
Stubbs was the eighth overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2006 amateur draft. He came to Cleveland on December 11, 2012, as part of a three-team trade with the Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks that landed the Indians Stubbs, Matt Albers, Trevor Bauer, and Brian Shaw in exchange for Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Donald, Lars Anderson, and Tony Sipp.
In 2012, Stubbs batted .213 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs in 136 games. He is a career .241 hitter with 59 home runs and 178 RBIs in four seasons with the Reds. Known more for his outstanding defensive ability, Stubbs is also a speedy runner having stolen an average of 37 home runs per season.
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