Created on Friday, 21 March 2014 Written by GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have suspended contract talks to focus on preparation for the regular season.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson throws during spring training baseball practice in Goodyear, Ariz., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said he spoke with Masterson about the talks Friday. The sides may talk about at a new deal at later unspecified time.
Masterson and the Indians avoided arbitration in February with a one-year contract worth $9,726,500. He is eligible for free agency after the season.
Antonetti would not discuss the possibility of a new deal for second baseman Jason Kipnis.