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With the completion of the series in six games, 147 players became free agents, including second baseman Cesar Hernandez, catcher Sandy Leon and lefty Oliver Perez of the Indians. The Indians have five days of exclusive negotiating rights to the three before they dive into the free agent pool. Truth be told, it’s unlikely any of them will be wearing an Indians uniform next year.
But rarely does it ever get to Cal Quantrill. The Indians’ newest sinkerballer quietly held down the fort in 14.2 innings mixed between six relief outings and two “opener” starts where he was effective enough to warrant staying in the game for three-plus innings. There is still a lot to learn about the 25-year-old, but it’s not hard to see why the Indians wanted him.